Domestic bliss

In contrast to the goings-on at Site B this season, everything in Manton Bay has been going brilliantly, and today the domestic bliss continued. As of yesterday evening, the pair have three eggs, which is a full clutch for Maya. Both she and 33(11) have resolutely incubated their eggs throughout the day, swapping over regularly.

33 and the eggs

33 and the eggs

Maya wants to incubate

Maya wants to incubate

 

We saw 33 bring in a roach at about 1pm, which he took to the T-perch. He didn’t eat much of it though before he brought the rest to the female. She took it from him and went to the T-perch to finish it off, while he incubated the eggs.

33 with the fish

33 with the fish

Maya takes the fish

Maya takes the fish

It has been an altogether settled day, with beautiful weather to top it off. We hope it continues to go smoothly here in Manton Bay, and we have a nice peaceful incubation period. There’s only a few short weeks (well, five) to wait until we have chicks in the nest!

Both Ospreys on the nest

Both Ospreys on the nest