WELL WHAT A DAY YESTERDAY WAS……
A true roller coaster of emotions and by tea time we were all physically drained. I cannot even begin to imagine how the staff and volunteers were feeling after their searches came up with no sightings. The satellite images that have been sent are VERY encouraging and it looks like our boy (Blue 44, Lunan, Rocket, Lewis) is indeed alive and hanging around the loch.
He may be flying from branch to branch to get around. Its not much but very positive news. His parents are surely hanging around looking after him. If they knew how much we worry they would be laughing their fluffy white pants off.
As if that wasn’t exciting enough we had an intruder at 17.42. Laddie arrived on HIS nest and immediately went into mantling mode. All his feathers flattened on his head and he looked very sleek. Then what we thought was OUR Lady arrived and she quite calmly wandered about the nest edge. Laddie was spreading his wings out and still mantling. Then a white ring was spotted and those eagle eyed bloggers that could see made out a white ring with 91 on it. The ring was on the right foot which denotes a Welsh/English rung bird. We had an intruder we could trace!!
All screenshots are © SWT
With thanks to Tigers site at http://www.imagicat.com/ we knew who this big girl was. She was rung at RSPB Glaslyn in 2009. One of 3 chicks. Glaslyn and Dyfi are both delighted – actually no make that ecstatic that their girl is doing well. Phew what a day.
I’ll leave you with a special request from Jenny C
“Nature” is what we see_
The Hill—the Afternoon—
Squirrel—Eclipse— the Bumble bee—
Nay—Nature is Heaven—
Nature is what we hear—
The Bobolink—the Sea—
Nay—Nature is Harmony—
Nature is what we know—
Yet have no art to say—
So impotent Our Wisdom is
To her Simplicity.
The Dyfi Osprey Project and the Scottish wildlife Trust have kindly given their permission for us to post still and video images from their webcams. To visit their sites please click on the relevant link. Loch of the Lowes. Dyfi Osprey Project.