Three little fishes

33(11) had a very busy day today. He went fishing three times in three hours! Here is a video of his first one – the tiniest fish I have ever seen brought to an Osprey nest! Maya seemed happy enough though.

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Maya waiting for her fish

The tiny fish

The tiny fish

 

An hour later, here is 33(11) delivering his second fish of the day, a bit bigger this time!

The second fish

The second fish

 

The third fish arrived at the nest at about 14:20.

The third fish!

The third fish!

 

Earlier this morning, an intruding Osprey visited Manton Bay. Maya and 33(11) were on the nest mantling, then the camera wobbled as the intruder landed on the perch. He flew off as soon as Maya left the nest to give chase. We didn’t manage to get a ring number unfortunately, but it looked like a male. He could be one of the non-breeding males we know we have around, or he could be another youngster!

Maya and 33(11) mantling

Maya and 33(11) mantling

 

Also, check out this photograph of a Kingfisher, taken from Waderscrape Hide by volunteer Martin Lusty. These lovely birds are being seen frequently from the hide recently.

Kingfisher from Waderscrape (photo by Martin Lusty)

Kingfisher from Waderscrape (photo by Martin Lusty)

 

Don’t forget, we have many exciting events coming up! Click the links to find out more.

Osprey Family Fun Day – Tuesday 29th July, 10am-3pm.

Evening Osprey Cruise – Wednesday 30th July, 4:30pm.

Osprey Ball – Friday 19th September, 7:00pm.