Have your cake and eat it

We have definitely seen an improvement in the weather today! Still a wee bit windy, but much sunnier and warmer! 33 brought in a little fish at about 09:00 this morning, and I waited as usual for the moment when he would deliver it to Maya. However, he didn’t!

33's fish

33 scoffs the fish, while a magpie looks on

 

When 33 left the T-perch I was pretty certain he had eaten it all, as he had been wiping his bill on the perch to clean it of fish residue. However, I held onto a bit of hope that he had a tiny bit left…Maya looked around expectantly when he left the perch, and he came flying towards the nest, but he arrived with not a scrap!

33 arrives with nothing

33 arrives with nothing

33 incubates

33 incubates

 

Later in the evening, 33 redeemed himself by catching a large roach, and this time he did bring it to Maya!

As I mentioned in yesterday’s update, our education team have been very busy working with schools recently, visiting schools from all over the region and hosting pupils at the Lyndon reserve.

Copthill school near Stamford visited Lyndon last month with their year one pupils, and they followed this up by inviting the team to do a whole school assembly, which they did yesterday. After the assembly the team worked with the reception class and read them our story book ‘Ozzie’s Migration’. On their way through the school the team were delighted to see the artwork that had been done after the year one’s visit to Lyndon.

Copt Hill display

Copthill display

Copt Hill display

Copthill display

 

You may recall the picture of the superb Osprey cake… this cake was made by Jan Warren, to celebrate the Osprey Club of Whissendine School near Oakham. The school have been holding this Osprey Club as an after-school activity, and members of the Osprey team have visited several times and joined in. Yesterday was the last meeting, hence the cakes, and they went down very well!

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Osprey cake, made by Jan Warren

Osprey cake, made by Jan Warren

Osprey cake and pupils

Osprey cake and pupils, with Jackie and Ken

Osprey chocolate nests

Chocolate Osprey nests

Pupils looking at the Osprey website

Pupils looking at the Osprey website

Osprey dice game

Osprey dice game

Drawing an Osprey

Drawing an Osprey