Sunny afternoon

It’s been another beautiful day, albeit rather windy, but when the wind dropped the sun packed some heat! The Ospreys have had a lazy day, and 33 only caught a tiny wee fish at about 14:30, which I blinked and missed!

Maya finishes the fish

Maya finishes the fish

33 incubating

33 incubating

 

33 disappeared again later, and I thought he must have gone off to catch another, hopefully bigger, fish, but then he reappeared with nothing! Maya didn’t seem to mind, and they swapped over incubation duties.

Swap over

Swap over

 

As we have come to expect, the pair have spent a lot of time sitting next to each other on the nest again today. It’s lovely to see them so close together and clearly comfortable in the other’s company, and is testament to the bond that they have formed. That bond bodes very well for the rest of the season, and hopefully many more to come!

33 and Maya

33 and Maya

Maya and 33

Maya and 33

 

Although the stick deliveries have decreased since the eggs were laid, the Ospreys are still very nest proud, and have been seen moving bits and pieces around and arranging materials. Here’s a video of 33 moving a stick today. I’m glad he did move this because it had been getting in the way of the view!

33 moving a stick

33 moving a stick

 

2 responses to “Sunny afternoon”

  1. Bill Hunt

    Perhaps 33 knew it was in the way? But more likely he just like moving sticks!! What a privilege it is to watch these beautiful birds diligently caring for their “family”. The countdown is in single digits….but it’s so hard to be patient.

  2. Mike Simmonds

    I think many of us viewers share your thoughts about the situation on this nest and like you all hope that it bodes well for this and future years.