Peace and Tranquility in the Bay

Over the past few days, things have remained very settled at the Manton Bay nest. As you’ll know if you’ve been watching the webcam, 33 and Maya have been swapping incubation duties regularly, but on one occasion at the weekend, both appeared to want to sit on the eggs. Here’s the result…

In actual fact, 33 may simply have come to the nest to shelter from the blustery conditions.

33 (left) and Maya sheltering from a  blustery wind on the Manton Bay nest

33 (left) and Maya sheltering from a blustery wind on the Manton Bay nest

The photo shows the subtle differences between the two birds: 33 (on the left) is slightly slimmer and less well-marked on the breast.

It’s been windy again today and the wind has made fishing more difficult than usual. Nevertheless 33 has delivered several small fish to the nest, including this roach (or is it a perch? …we can’t decide!).

Away from Manton Bay, it’s good to report that things are also looking more settled at Site B. We’ll have more from there in the next few days.