Those of you who have already been watching the webcam may have noticed that the new camera has infra-red vision, meaning we can see the nest and its occupants clearly in the dark! This is great news for the insomniacs of the Osprey-following world. It also means you may have spotted the current occupant of the nest. No, it’s not an Osprey. It’s a goose!
Yes, it would appear that I was wrong with regards to the potential uses of the ladders… they apparently do not deter Egyptian Geese at all. Well, not to worry, this cheeky goose will soon be given short shrift by the Ospreys when they return, so he/she had better not get complacent.
I’m looking forward to a new week at the Osprey Project! There are plenty more jobs to do at the work party tomorrow at Lyndon Nature Reserve, and several finishing touches to apply to the Lyndon Centre before we open our doors to the public next Saturday!