Hold on tight!

We were hoping that today would provide the Manton Bay Ospreys with a respite from the recent bad weather, but no such luck. The nest has been buffeted by a strong north-easterly wind for much of the day with occasional heavy showers mixed in for good measure. It can’t have made incubating much fun, but as this videos shows, sitting hunkered down in the nest may actually have been preferable to the other perches favoured by the birds. In the video below 5R appears to want to take over incubation, but his mate was in no mood to let him! With more heavy rain forecast for tomorrow, it looks like they’ll be in for another rough day.