Another day closer…

We’ve had a bit of everything today: sun, rain, wind and hail. All the while 5R and his mate have had another solid day of incubation. In fact its amazing to think that they are now three-and-a-half weeks into the incubation period. This means that in a fortnight’s time, we should be getting excited about impending hatching. Keep your fingers crossed!

Today’s been a great day at Lyndon with many people enjoying the superb views of the nest from Waderscrape and Shallow Water hides. They are among the best views of breeding Ospreys that you’ll find anywhere in the UK, so if you’re not sure of what to do with the rest of your bank holiday weekend, then look no further! Osprey volunteers are on hand all day in Waderscrape hide and, as Lizzie reported yesterday, we now have an Ipad in the hide that allows you to watch the nest camera while you’re there. For more information on visiting, click here.

5R incubating earlier today, with his mate by his side

Meanwhile there’s been some great news from Dyfi where 12(10) has been settling in with the resident male, Monty. This afternoon she has been showing signs that she may be close to laying her first egg. If this does prove to be the case then it will be yet another demonstration of how important the translocation project has been in the Welsh Osprey story. Having lost Nora this spring, it’s great that another Rutland bird has taken her place. For more, check out the Dyfi facebook page.