Sunday, 30 March 2008

Birds on the Nest!

Great News- we have birds on the nest for the first time this season! This afternoon there were two brief visits by single birds, followed by two birds landing simultaneously for about 30 seconds! Unfortunately the visits were so brief we could not ID the birds definitively.

One bird then returned at 4.30 and sat proprietorially near the nest for more than an hour, preening and surveying the revamped accommodation . It looks suspiciously like our regular breeding female ( judging by the distinctive markings) but we can't confirm this until we see the legs and ID rings clearly.

Let's hope it is one of our breeding pair and that soon it will be joined by a mate. Stay tuned!

For local watchers, a warning: there is a young pale breasted cormorant who is doing a very good osprey impersonation on the Tweed river at 'dirt pot' corner. So its worth checking your 'osprey' sightings twice! Happy spotting!

1 comment:

  1. Great news, I'm on duty tomorrow so looking forward to seeing her.


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