Colours of the wind

Today has seen a distinct difference in the weather compared to yesterday! It hasn’t been cold and there has been some sunshine, but it’s been very windy with several showers, proving our Ospreys’ resilience to bad weather conditions. They’ve seen it all before, though, and much worse than this!

Maya incubating in the rain

Maya incubating in the rain

Incubating in the rain

Incubating in the rain

33 on the perch in the rain

33 on the perch in the rain

33 brought in a fish at about 08:00 this morning, but he didn’t share it! Maya wasn’t food begging though, so there’s a good chance he had already brought a fish in earlier. As I write, he still hasn’t appeared with another fish, but he usually goes again at this time of day, there’s still time. The conditions have not been conducive to easy fishing, with the rain and wind creating ripples and waves, adversely affecting visibility.

It’s been interesting to watch the wind blowing the clouds over the nest on the wide angle camera, here’s a video showing the clouds moving overhead and blocking the sun.

Here’s 33 coming into the nest, fighting against the gusty wind.

33 swoops in on the wind

33 swoops in on the wind

 

The pair have been on the nest together a lot again today, and have looked very content sitting side-by-side. It’s likely it was just easier for 33 to sit low in the nest, rather than stand, to keep out of the wind, but it does prove how comfortable this pair are with each other.

Sharing incubation again

Sharing incubation again

 

We have a full season of events ahead of us, the next one being the first Osprey Cruise of 2015, on Saturday 23rd May! Click here to book your place! The cruises, run in partnership with the Rutland Belle, were very popular and successful last year, and are a fantastic way of seeing the reservoir from a different perspective, with a great chance of seeing Ospreys, and other wildlife too! Check out all of our events here.

Rutland Belle

Osprey Cruise on the Rutland Belle