No nestcam coverage on Nest 2 since just before eggs were laid – it returned yesterday so all eyes were watching today for interesting action to video. So what happened? Nothing much! All the excitement was on Nest 1 when an intruding osprey flew very low over the nest. Here is a video of that event.
Nevertheless it is a joy to see the Nest 2 pair again. They are using their old nest tree to feed on and to roost. Almost every time they land on the new nest it is from that direction. As the nestcam is pointing from that way too it means we are getting a lot of back views!
Soon after 13.00 Mrs 37 returned to incubate with a sizeable stick. It swept across the top of the eggs a couple of times before being safely deposited on the side of the nest. Phew!
A bit later 37 came in and possibly a small piece of fish was passed to Mrs 37, hard to tell.
37 then did a stint on the eggs and hasn’t lost his ‘stick fiddle’ habit from previous years, a typical osprey behaviour.
Another image of 37, a great parent.