Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Open Doors and a Busy Nest

After a frantic weekend of preparation, we have officially opened our doors at both visitors centres for the season, and the public and volunteers are already enjoying great viewing of our Osprey couple on their nest. The live web version of the camera is also up as of today ( 10am- 5pm daily) so do enjoy it. Remember there loads extra to do and see in the centres so don't forget to visit us during the season!

The birds are certainly wasting no time in getting ready to raise a family, with multiple matings, and some nest tidying and renovation going on , especially bringing in fresh moss to line it with.

There has also been some serious 'guard' duty as we again had an Osprey intruder at the nest yesterday. Both 'our' birds saw off the intruder several times as it did close fly-pasts and at one stage landed on the nest. Alas it was all too fast for us to ascertain an identity for the intruder, but usually at this time of year it is a young Osprey ( often male) looking to 'muscle in.

Other news at the centres is that we have several other live nest box cameras this year which we hope will be featuring some really interesting birds. At Glentress we already have Jackdaws nesting and at Kailzie the first optimistic signs of our FIRST EVER nesting Nuthatch on camera- stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. I much prefer this 'blog' style of reporting on the exciting news from the beautiful Tweed.

    Fingers crossed for the season!


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