What a lovely day – even when it rained!

With the first egg of the season appearing on Nest 1, despite a rainy spell in the middle of the day it was a wonderful day.

YA did the majority of the incubation in the morning. Mrs YA took over for a spell but then the rain started, and hero YA came down to take over from her.

YA looks up as the rain starts (c) Forestry Commission England

YA looks up as the rain starts
(c) Forestry Commission England

YA gets ready for a shift (c) Forestry Commission England

YA gets ready for a shift
(c) Forestry Commission England

Later, Mrs YA came back from a nearby perch and YA flew away. Gone for a fish, perhaps? Apparently not, we didn’t see one all day. But Mrs YA stuck to her incubating role.

Look at MY egg (c) Forestry Commission England

Look at MY egg
(c) Forestry Commission England

A close up of the precious egg (c) Forestry Commission England

A close up of the precious egg
(c) Forestry Commission England

Meanwhile on Nest 2, no eggs yet. A field trip up there early evening found 37 eating a fish on a branch below the nest. Mrs 37 sat on the camera pole, then came down onto the nest, waiting her turn. Quite magical to see them ‘live’ rather than via a nestcam, great though that is on detail. So a really lovely end to the day for a happy osprey watcher!

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3 Responses to What a lovely day – even when it rained!

  1. Vivien Finn says:

    Many thanks for a lovely report and photos.

  2. Vivien Finn says:

    Great to see YA looking up to see where the rain was coming from. lol

  3. joannadailey says:

    Thanks, Viv. Yes, YA did look quite disgusted at the raindrops!

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