What a wet day we’ve had! The rain has been punctuated by brief sunny spells, but there has definitely been more rain than shine today. Lots of intrepid visitors got a soaking, as did the resilient Ospreys, but it is all worth it to see these incredible birds up close. The Bay has been very busy this afternoon – in addition to the presence of 51(11), four other male Ospreys were also spotted in the vicinity!
The abundance of Ospreys meant that there was lots of action to see from the hides. 33(11) put on a great spectacle too when, at about 14:35 this afternoon, he caught a huge trout in the Bay, right in front of Shallow Water Hide! He took his catch off to the dead tree behind the nest, where he proceeded to eat his half. The fish was so big it took him a while to get through it, and it wasn’t until an hour and a half later that he brought it to the nest! Look out for 33 approaching the nest from behind in the video below.
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