Fish and two eggs!

Great news! If you have been watching the webcam you’ll know that there is now a second egg in the Manton Bay nest. Maya laid the egg at about 5:30pm yesterday evening. Here’s a photo taken earlier today of the two eggs during a brief period when they were uncovered. We’re now hoping that Maya will lay a third egg by tomorrow evening.

Maya laid the second egg at around 5:30pm yesterday evening

Maya laid the second egg at around 5:30pm yesterday evening

Today has been another relatively quiet day in the bay, with incubation shared between 33 and Maya. Strong easterly winds have made fishing difficult for 33, but he has managed to catch two small Perch in a sheltered bay close to the nest. The video below shows him presenting Maya with the second of the two fish. He then settles down to incubate the eggs – watch how carefully he positions himself ready to incubate the eggs.

33 incubating the two eggs in the evening sun

33 incubating the two eggs in the evening sun

5 responses to “Fish and two eggs!”

  1. Sheila FE

    Isn’t it wonderful how the first time Dad knows exactly what is required!

  2. june brimble

    looked at the camera at about 11.30pm on the evening the first egg was laid and to my horror the was no bird incubating the egg,watched for about 20 mins and no adult bird returned to the nest.surely this means that.? this egg may not now hatch?

    1. Kayleigh Brookes

      Hi June,
      There is no cause for concern. The eggs can be uncovered for short periods of time and be perfectly fine. Maya is a very experienced Osprey and she knows what she’s doing. Many thanks, Kayleigh

  3. Pauline Fisher

    Good job 33 had a trial run last year! Where`s 28 now? Hope he has found a mate too.

    1. Kayleigh Brookes

      Hi Pauline,
      We are glad that 33 is doing well! 28 is around and there is a very good chance he could find a mate and breed this year – we have our fingers crossed for him! Many thanks, Kayleigh