Monday 4th June, 2012
Good Morning Everyone
Hope you have all recovered from you Jubilee Parties and not to hung over
Well, when we went back up to Lowes on the Tuesday morning desperate to see our new little chick after being hatched from the previous night, although Jan and I did dash back up on the Monday night hoping to get a glimpse of it, but Lady was not for moving off of it.
Anyway, Shirley, Nick, Jan, Rosy and Myself made a toast to our little newly hatchling with a lovely bottle of PROPER champagne courtesy of our Shirley, which I have to say was Mmmmmmmm, lovely. I made a little video of our toast, so here it is. Just after it John Monks appeared, and he too shared in our toast, also some more pictures from my time up at Lowes
09.54 LADDIE BACK 09.56 A LITTLE BIT OF STICK MOVING BY LADDIE AND LADY SETTLING ON NEST, SO ASSUME NO FISH DELIVERY. LADDIE MOVING ACROSS THE NEST, NOW GONE 11.01 Laddie sitting beside Lady just now being very alert
11.08 Lovely to see the whole family still sitting together on the nest 11.24 Laddie just flown in and Chick just appeared from under mum and did a poop shoot 11.28 Laddie gone again 11.36 Nice close ups but lousy colour! 11.37 Lovely close up of Lady, just a shame its in black and white 11.47 Nice pictures of our nest, with just one there at the moment, close up of Rocket snuggled into breast feathers. Not raining!! 12.05 Baby ROCKET ‘home alone’ on its nest just now, breathing EVER SO HEAVILY. Was doing a little preening a few seconds ago but with a large fluffy feather stuck to its beak, almost blinding it in one eye, hope it isn’t blocking its breathing as well! 12.18 Lovely close-up just now of Lady’s feathers, still beautiful even when moulting. Thank you SWT. 12.21 Rocket being fed by mum. 12.19 Fish delivery, but could not see it, chick waddles quickly out of the cam pic, then can hear Lady gently chirping as she feeds it. Cam then pulls back so we can see. 12.37 Laddie arrives on the nest alarm calling and mantling 12.39 Something seems to be bothering Lady whilst she feeds the chick, Laddie is looking on 12.41 She has stopped feeding and is hunkering down on chick whilst Laddie looks about peeping. 12.42 Laddie flies off with remains of fish 12.52 Intruder back and Laddie flies straight onto the nest to protect his family 13.33 Lady now down and over Rocket, in very windy conditions. 14.04 Laddie has just landed and both are standing together at the side of the nest. Little chick’s head is very dark today. 14.06 Lady sits down and I think Laddie has gone. 15.13. Eggcrement shoot by Rocket, straight towards Lady who then goes from side of nest to sit on her baby. 15.51 Fish delivery 16:13 Chick getting a good feed. Lady and Laddie both on nest. 18.40 Lady is sitting crouched very low on the nest protecting little Rocket. 18.52 Live fish delivery but missed the time. Lady on the nest, picture feezing now and again. 20.56 Lady calling in good voice, as I come on to say goodbye to you all 20.58 Fish delivery has arrived, but missed the delivery webcam froze on me, but it must have been in the last couple of minutes as Laddie just flew off when I restarted recording 21.22 New update at Lowes:
http://blogs.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/osprey/ 21.30 Laddie just arrives to take the left over fish and by the looks of it not much has been eaten
21.31 Off he goes now 22.14 Looks quite light at the nest and Lady is sitting watching the world go back 22.26 Lady looks as though she may be sleeping for now 23-06, Lady sitting over Rocket. Looks to be lying awkwardly. 23.11 Lady doing a little digging in the nestbowl 00.58 Lady sleeping Here is a couple of pic’s from our meeting on the 20th May Here is a Video that our Neil Macdonald made up at Lowes yesterday afternoon of Lady. Thank you Neil, your a star
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.