Thursday, 17 April 2008

Finally Some Sunshine

Our hardy Ospreys have finally been treated to some sunny spells over the last couple of days, albeit with a cold wind still blowing! Our female bird really seems to have settled down to the task of incubating, being the personification of patience- she will need to be, as she faces over a month of the job until her chicks ( hopefully) hatch.

The male today spent most of the afternoon bringing in fresh moss to line the nest- often plonking great footfuls down on his mate, which she then artfully arranged. She and the eggs are now very snug, but it does make it a little hard to see if there is a third egg yet!

For those of you desperately waiting for an update from our second filmed nest (affectionately known as the 'backup' nest), rest assured it is occupied and the regular birds are doing very well.

This nest does not have a live camera link, but footage can be recorded at regular intervals. We will try to bring you regular news from this nest, especially at crucial times of the season. The latest footage shows two rather disgruntled birds on their snow covered nest, the female sitting so determinedly we've yet to get to see her eggs! More news soon.

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