It’s a beautiful but windy day at Lyndon, it’s amazing to come in each morning and see how much the chicks have grown, they seem to transform overnight. Both chicks have now developed so much they can be seen peeking over the top of the nest and Maya can barely cover them both.

Maya, 33 and the chicks

Maya and chicks on the nest

As ever 33 has been diligently bringing in fish during the course of the day, with Maya taking over to feed the chicks.

We also have some more exciting news from Manton Bay, on Saturday night the volunteer in the hide called to let us know that there was a new bird in bay! This time it was 2AA, this osprey fledged from a nest on private land in 2016.

 

2AA in Manton Bay taken by Chris Wood.

Interestingly, 2AA was sighted in Portugal in 2016, 2017 and 2018. For more information or to see where he was sighted you can look on the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation: Osprey Migration Map. The very next day 2AA was again spotted by photographers at the River Gwash Trout Farm; have at look at these wonderful photos by Darren James.

2AA at River Gwash Trout Farm.
Photo Credit: Darren James.

2AA at River Gwash Trout Farm.
Photo Credit: Darren James.

2AA at River Gwash Trout Farm.
Photo Credit: Darren James.

In other news I must apologise for the post on Saturday in which said T3 is female, he is in fact male. It must have been wishful thinking.