It was wonderful to see two Ospreys on the nest when I turned the screen on this morning! There they were, Maya and 33(11), sitting there as if they’d never been away.
33 has been busy all day, bringing sticks and nesting material in to the nest. It already looks a lot different to how it did yesterday, he is clearly keen to start as he means to go on! There is one stick that Maya is not happy with, she has tried to move it several times! Both birds have also been scraping the nest cup out several times.
33 has been very enthusiastic with the fishing today too, and has brought in three! The first one came at 08:45, he took it to the T-perch first then brought it to Maya on the nest. The next one came later in the afternoon, at 15:00, then he went fishing again half an hour later!
We had some great views of him in the Centre on his second fishing foray – he flew east towards Lax Hill, and dived for a fish right in front of the windows! He was in the water for a while, struggling to bring the fish out, but in the end it was too heavy for him and he had to give up and try again elsewhere.
We’ve also had some intruders in the bay today, several Ospreys were seen bothering the Manton Bay pair, one of whom was 28(10), and another was 30(05)! 30 caused quite a fuss and actually landed on the nest!
It’s all happening now! With the return of the Manton Bay Ospreys the season will really begin to kick off. They’ve settled happily back into life together, and have already been mating. A new season has begun!