Thursday, 3 April 2008

The Happy Couple

More great news from our 'main' nest: we now have our regular pair of Ospreys settled in residence.

Over the last couple of days, a male bird has been visiting our female on the nest morning and evenings, but today he stuck around and we were able to clearly identify his white leg ring (SS) which confirmed his identity.

Its seems after last years' scare, when his tardiness led to another male courting 'his' lady, our male has made sure he was on time and by his lady's' side to ward off interlopers from the beginning.

He and the female have been looking very 'romantic' sitting side by side on the perch and mating several times over the last two days. They have even been seen doing some 'housekeeping' together , adding sticks to the nest. Both birds have been vigilant however, watching the skies ready to ward off any other birds trying to steal their nest.

Great viewing of the birds is already being had at our centres so come and join us.

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