Wildlife Village 7th May 2011
Good morning villagers.
We had such another tender moment yesterday of Laird feeding Lady on the nest. He is such a wonderful character. Still full of surprises!!! You just have to love him.
Seeing as it has been raining buckets at Lowes I have included 3 photo’s with a water theme lol. The first two are of Lady and Lairds eldest chick from last year (think she was nicknamed Gutsy!) and the third one is of Lady washing her feet a few years ago.
NESTCAP FOR 6TH MAY 2011
FISH COUNT = 2
DAYS TO HATCHING
EGG 1 - 12 (its getting close)
EGG 2 - 15
EGG 3 - 19
Brolly required but we have had wonderful news from MarjorieM
04.15 - Lady wide awake slight breeze on the nest but still wet in the rain
04.31 - Big wing flapping followed by a fly off from the nest (potty break?) Lady is back again in 12 seconds
06.15 - Laird lands on the nest with some fish, Lady shouts but does not get up off the eggs. Laird starts eating and then feeds Lady for 8 mins. The fish has gone and he flies off. Definitely an aah moment
10.23 - Something above the nest. Laird just covered it with his wings full out
11.54 - Laird flies off then back again
12.32 - Laird alarm calling… at first not to bad… then he gets very upset and stands up off the eggs pipping and then screeching very loudly… walked to the top of the nest to gaze over the Loch, all sorted.. and back to sit on his precious cargo again.
13.13 - 7Y is brooding now, the precious Laird. I had tears in my eye corners when he was giving food to Marge. Last summer did spring to mind too. The nest is so beautiful with colours!
13.33 - Lady has been away over 3hrs.
13.50 - Laird turns eggs and flies off the nest… he has to be stiff. Just a stretch and to get the blood flowing again.. and our boy is back again.
14.28 - Another wig arrival, courtesy of the Laird!!
15.21 - Laird back – and Lady is giving him a real telling off for bringing in more nest material and no fish – so he has flown off again
18.19 - Lady shouting for her supper
19.18 - Lady turning eggs and shouting
20.07 - Laird flies in with fish. Lady takes it off him and he flies off!! Then Lady flies off
20.16 - Laird back then Lady back with no fish!! She must be stashing it somewhere. Laird looks at her and then her feet and then flies off. Lady goes onto the eggs. What is going on here?
20.32 - Lady turns the eggs
21.17 - Lady calling intermittently
21.26 - Infra Red Cam on. Where are those frog legs!!
22.08 - Lady head down and having a snooze
For those that missed the video of the Osprey fishing in Finland given to us by Kaija here is the link:
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.