Yesterday was a beautiful spring day, if a little cold with a stiff westerly adding a chill to the air. It felt like the sort of day that an Osprey may return. We were right!
At 12:30 John arrived at Site B and was greeted by the sight of 03(97) snoozing on a favourite ash tree beside the nest, his gleaming white underside illuminated by the spring sunshine. It was great to see him back for his fourteenth summer at the nest.
What a difference 12 months makes! Look at the conditions that 03 returned to last year, compared with this year.
After a short rest, 03 began re-building his nest which, as usual, had suffered at the hands of the elements over the winter.
In case you were wondering, John took these amazing photos with the Swarovski ATX85mm telescope and Swarovski TLS APO camera adapter with a Lumix G5. We’re sure you’ll agree that early results look extremely promising – and we’ll have lots more of John’s photos on the website this summer.