The way it should be

It has been a settled day again today – normal business continues! Things are going perfectly smoothly at the moment, and we certainly hope that remains to be the case. There is still only the one egg, the next will probably come along tomorrow or the next day. We expect her to lay three eggs as she normally does, each one two or three days apart. Last year, she laid her eggs on 9th, 12th and 15th April.

Maya with the egg

Maya with the egg

Maya incubating

Maya incubating

33 went fishing early this morning, and since then the pair have happily sat around the bay and taken turns to incubate the egg. At one point Maya went to stretch her wings, and in the video below 33 watches her as she flies about, and it looks like she dive-bombs a duck once or twice!

33 has been enjoying his time incubating, and almost fell asleep at one point! It’s great that he’s taken to it so well so quickly, but then he did have a dry run last year and practised incubating nothing!

33 with the egg

33 with the egg

33 incubating

33 incubating

33 looking sleepy

33 looking sleepy

 

True to form, 33 went fishing again this afternoon, and brought back another huge trout.

33 with trout

33 with trout

It's another big one

It’s another big one

 

33 eventually delivered the remains of the trout to Maya on the nest

33 eventually delivered the remains of the trout to Maya on the nest

4 responses to “The way it should be”

  1. Bill Hunt

    Looks like 33 was having fun practicing the art of seeing off unwanted visitors……poor duck

  2. Dawn Lockwood

    Hi
    I appreciate you don’t want to give too much detail about the osprey nests but I was just wondering whether 30(05) has been successful in finding a mate this year.

    1. Tim

      Hi Dawn, not yet – but there is still time for her to find a mate and breed this year.

  3. Bill Hunt

    Egg number 2 arrived early evening yesterday, 18th April. As spotted by my father in law Mick. He’s now as hooked as I am! Then this morning Maya allowed a short peek and I have seen them both. Well spotted Dad!