‘No he has not returned…’

After a couple of intrusions this morning from an unidentified flying ‘osprey’ (UFO to us) at Manton Bay, the female settled down to her usual day of nest building, preening, fish catching and waiting still patiently for 5R.

Just before lunch, the female flew from the nest towards Lax Hill and within a few minutes returned with a rather large trout. As the video below shows, the trout made a valiant attempt to escape. Whilst trying to control the fish, she edged dangerously close to the edge of the nest, but managed to retain her catch.