On a day like today

We were blessed with another beautiful day today, the sort where you never want to see the sun go down. The sun has been out all day, and the reservoir has been as still and calm as a millpond. Here is the view from the Lyndon Centre today.

View from Lyndon Centre

View from Lyndon Centre

 

It’s great to see all the wild flowers beginning to bloom in the meadows – outside the Centre the cow-slips are looking fantastic.

Cow-slips outside centre

Cow-slips outside centre

 

It’s been a hot day on the nest today though, and both Ospreys have been panting as they sit in an attempt to cool down, and at one point during the day Maya went for a dip in the reservoir.

Maya panting in the heat

Maya panting in the heat

33 panting in the heat

33 panting in the heat

 

The pair have swapped over several times to incubate the eggs, and here’s another video of a change-over! I just love the little wobble they do to get comfortable when they first sit down.

Here is a video of Maya flying around during one of her breaks from incubation.

Later on, around half past four, 33 went fishing. It was a very short trip, and it was a very small fish! He ate his share and brought the rest to Maya, and in five minutes the fish was gone! This wasn’t the only fish of the day though, 33 brought one in this morning at about half past seven.

For some reason the video of 33 delivering the fish failed to work, but here is a video of Maya on the T-perch eating it.

So altogether another very settled day. Long may it continue!

Both on the nest together

Both on the nest together

Nice view

What a nice view to incubate to

 

One response to “On a day like today”

  1. Bill Hunt

    I finally got to see 33 and Maya, live!! Tuesday April 21st….a day to remember, my first visit to Waderscrape hide. Maya incubating, and 33 proudly perched above the nest watching over his family. And while we wait, impatiently, for the eggs to hatch, we get some excellent blogs to read, thank you!!