Today has been another brilliant day! I was treated to a wonderful surprise when I turned on the camera this morning! Maya was sitting as though she was incubating, and I immediately woke up fully and willed her to stand. A few seconds later she did just that, and there beneath her lay an egg!
Not long after, 33 appeared at the nest with a bit of stick. Maya got up and left the egg in his care.
33 wasn’t worried though, and settled down to incubate like he’s been doing it all his life!
A fish had been brought to the nest this morning at about 09:00, which sated the Ospreys for a good few hours. Just before 16:00, Maya got hungry and began food begging. 33 obediently disappeared, and was back in about ten minutes with a piddly little perch! Maya didn’t look that impressed, but she took it away to the T-perch without complaint.
It took her less than ten minutes to eat, and she was soon back on the nest! She was not to go hungry though. Just before 5pm, 33 delighted visitors in the hide by diving for a fish right in front of it! It was a monster trout, and he struggled to carry it up to the leaning perch. Just over an hour later, he delivered the second half to Maya in the nest.
Unfortunately, the video will have to wait until tomorrow, due to timing issues. But here are a couple of photographs to wet your appetite for the film!
In addition to fish, we’ve also had more sticks delivered today. No surprises there! Here’s a video of one that 33 brought in and dropped onto Maya’s back!
It has only been nine days since Maya and 33 returned, and, as such, we didn’t expect to see an egg until later this week or even next week. Clearly Maya is on the ball and ready to breed! Luckily, 33 seems to know exactly what he is doing!