What a beautiful day! The wind has picked up again today, but that sun has been wonderfully warm, and the Ospreys have been panting to keep cool on the nest. We know that Maya and 33 have formed a very close bond, and it’s wonderful to see them together on the nest. They seem to spend a lot of time sitting together, more than I have seen other Osprey pairs do. Several times in the past couple of weeks we have witnessed 33 sitting right next to Maya, as though they’re both incubating. Well he’s been at it again today! He just loves being on the nest and clearly longs to be close to Maya…
33 had brought in a tiny fish this morning, and they’d eaten it before we’d gotten in. This afternoon he was gone from the bay for well over an hour, and I thought, naturally, that he had gone fishing. However, when he came soaring back towards the nest at around 15:30, he had nothing!
Not to worry, though – not long after, the birds swapped over on the eggs and 33 disappeared off again!
Also, just in, here are some more photos from Geoff Harries of 33 fishing at Ryhall on Saturday!
And here’s a shot taken by Joan Brady of 33 bringing in yesterday’s roach, and being chased by a gull!