It’s been a beautiful sunny day today, the type of day that made us think we might see the return of more Ospreys. However, this was not to be. The only excitement of the day came when two other female Ospreys intruded in the bay at about 10:30am. For the rest of the day, the Manton Bay female has continued to add material to her nest in anticipation of 5R’s return!
It’s not unusual to have a quiet period where no new Ospreys arrive. Last year five of our male Ospreys didn’t return until the first two weeks of April. The delay in the return of our males is not yet a cause for concern; nature doesn’t follow a set pattern, and there are many factors that may influence their progress home.
Like the female seen here on the nest, we are all eagerly awaiting the return of 5R, for his fifth season at Manton Bay.