April showers in May

Today has been very changeable weather-wise. We have had sunny spells interspersed with torrential rain showers, accompanied by a constant wind that made waves on the reservoir. These waves in turn made fishing quite difficult for 33(11). He was seen attempting to fish in both Manton Bay and Heron Bay, and was also spotted outside the Lyndon Centre windows. He would be absent from the nest for periods of about half an hour, then return with nothing, apart from the time he returned with a stick! No surprises there.

33(11) adds yet another stick to his collection

33(11) adds yet another stick to his collection

 

Here’s a video of Maya doing a bit of re-decorating.

33 is yet to master the art of mating, and had another failed attempt today. He hasn’t tried as hard as he did yesterday, but he had to concentrate on catching a fish today, so had other things on his mind. He will need to get his act together soon though, if he is to father any young this year.

A couple of intruding Ospreys flew over the nest today, but soon went on their way. 28(10) was not one of them, he has not been seen for a few days.

It seems as though 33 has finally had some luck with fishing. As I write, Maya is constantly food begging, indicating that the male is nearby with a fish, which he should hopefully bring to her soon.

Mantling at intruding Ospreys

Mantling at intruding Ospreys

Maya and 33

Maya and 33

2 responses to “April showers in May”

  1. diane roberts

    thanks for these daily updates Kayleigh, they are much appreciated

  2. Alistair

    Great footage, would love to see Maya in receipt of the fish if you can capture that 🙂