There has been some more excitement here at Lyndon today – another Osprey is back! It’s male Osprey 28(10)! He arrived in Manton Bay this afternoon and sat on the leaning perch – the one without the camera on it!
28 was first spotted by Barrie Galpin, and soon after was identified by John Wright. He is only a day later than last year, so he must have been just ahead of the bad weather that is holding up 30(05) and presumably many other Ospreys.
Eventually 28 came to the nest, and here are a couple of videos of him, on two different cameras!
28(10) is the Osprey with the slightly damaged right wing, the one with whom Maya mated and laid three eggs at the beginning of last season, and the one who was chased off this nest by 33(11). After being chased away by 33, 28 attempted to return to the nest several times, but eventually gave in. He stayed around the area for the rest of the season and he became the star of our Osprey cruises!
The Manton Bay nest was 28’s for a short while last season, so he probably still has a link with it. Due to this, we expect that he will stay around in the Bay for a while. This is great news for the Lyndon Centre staff, and for visitors to the Centre!
But who knows what will happen next…