You’ve dropped it!

There are two bird species that the Manton Ospreys rarely allow to get close to the nest – Cormorants and Grey Herons. Both adults give chase at the sight of either species and yesterday John Wright took these great photos of the female chasing an intruding Grey Heron.

Earlier today 5R delivered a large trout to the nest. This would usually be more than enough to keep the whole family well-fed; but not today. After eating part of the fish on the nest (see video below), 8F took it to one of the nearby T perches and promptly dropped the lot. It looks like 5R will have to go out fishing again this evening.