Wildlife Village 6th May 2011
You’ll be pleased to hear that the osprey that was causing concern yesterday has appeared to be ok today. Paula is still waiting to hear from Roy Dennis. He’s a busy man so it may take some while. Would be great to hear his take on ground dwelling ospreys.
I’ve got a little YouTube clip to show you that I took at Dobbies here in Edinburgh 2 weeks ago. Count them!!
Nestcap for Fifth of May
FISH COUNT 3
DAYS TO HATCHING
02.50 LADY ASLEEP
06.02 LAIRD IS DOING NESTORATIONS.
07.41 LADY BACK ON THE NEST BUT LAIRD IS BACK. SHE’S ASKING FOR BREAKFAST BUT HE HAS THINGS ON HIS MIND. ITS OBVIOUSLY A TIDY UP DAY
08.55 LAIRD OFF AND LADY TURNS THE EGGS
12.06 FISH DELIVERY. LADY OFF. LAIRD BROODS
12.19 LADY AKA HUNGRYHOLE IS BACK ALREADY!! THE FISH MUSTN’T HAVE HIT THE SIDES ON THE WAY DOWN.
12.23 LAIRD LEAVES AND LADY TAKES OVER
12.51 LAIRD IS BELOW THE NEST IN THE BAY AND IS PEERING FOR FISH. EXCELLENT CLOSE UPS FROM SWT
13.15 HE GIVES UP AND FLIES OFF TO TRY SOMEWHERE ELSE. MUM NAGS. AND NAGS. AND NAGS.
15.11 LAIRD IS ON THE NEST. HE’S MOVING A BALE OF HAY JOKES PAUL
15.15 LAIRD FLIES OFF. ITS RAINING
15.22 LADY IS BACK AND FLATTENS HERSELF DOWN TO PROTECT HER PRECIOUS EGGS THAT ARE UNDERNEATH HER
16.55 FISH NUMBER 2. LADY TAKES IT AND LAIRD FLIES OFF. LADY GOES TOO. EGGS UNCOVERED AGAIN. METHINKS HE DOESN’T LIKE THE RAIN. WOOSE
17.05 HUNGRYHOLE MUM IS BACK BUT NO FISH. DID SHE FINISH IT OR IS THERE A CACHE SOMEWHERE?
17.50 THE NEST NEEDED MORE WET DAMP WEED SO THE LAIRD OBLIGES. LADY NOT ENTIRELY HAPPY.
17.57 CHANGEOVER. DADS BROUGHT BARK. AH BLESS HIM.
18.18 LAIRD TAKES OFF. POSSIBLY AN INTRUDER. HE’S QUICKLY BACK.
19.26 THE RAIN IS PELTING DOWN
20.55 SUPPER IS DELIVERED. CHANGE OVER
NO TIME NOTED BUT LADY BACK ON THE NEST AND WILL KEEP THEM EGGS DRY AND WARM
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.