It’s been another windy day to say the least! The Ospreys have not been particularly active due to the difficulty of flying in the gale-force conditions. The wind has also affected 33’s fishing prowess, and it took him several hours this morning to catch one. We saw him from the Lyndon Centre at about 10:00, then he flew east and wasn’t seen until he arrived at the nest just before 14:00 with half of a fish.
When Maya had finished her share, she returned to the nest and appeared to want to take over the incubation again. However, 33 had other ideas, and just kept sitting!
Maya flew off, and came back a while later with some more nesting material. She shifted it about a bit, and 33 did a bit of stick moving, then he eventually got up so that she could get back onto the eggs.
After Maya was settled on the eggs, 33 came back to the nest and moved in close to her. Her head was very low in the nest, and she was trying hard to keep out of the wind. At first I thought 33 would want Maya to move so he could incubate again, but he didn’t. It was the sweetest thing – he seemed quite happy to crouch where he was, and it looked as though he was trying to shield her from the wind.
In the video below you can see how bad the wind is, as a couple of gusts nearly blow 33 over!