Blue UV growing up!

Firstly, we must mention wonderful news today from Wales. The fantastic camera set up (nothing without the people with the controls) at Dyfi recorded a 2012 Glaslyn male, Blue 80 visiting them. This will be his first year back to the UK and is the first record of him since 2012. Great news for Glaslyn and hopefully the future Welsh osprey population. Although we’d love him to join his two brothers at Kielder, Yellow 37 and White YA! Now to more mundane matters.

Blue UV, the only male on Nests 1 and 2 this year, has been a frequent visitor to the natal nest over the last couple of days – all the young are spending more time in the nearby trees. He has timed his arrival just before YA lands with a fish on several occasions.

UV gets ready to relieve YA of a fish (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue UV gets ready to relieve YA of a fish
(c) Forestry Commission England

But on Wednesday Blue UV rather weakly submitted to Blue VT’s snatch attempt.

Blue UV gives up the fish without a struggle (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue UV gives up the fish without a struggle
(c) Forestry Commission England

On Thursday he fended off Blue VV – more confident or just not such a formidable ‘foe’?!

Blue UV sees off Blue VV (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue UV sees off Blue VV
(c) Forestry Commission England

Also on Thursday whilst his sisters were attending to a fish in a corner of the nest Blue UV lay down on the nest. Nothing unusual in that, but he went on to indulge in some nest cup scraping! Two years too early at least.

Blue UV scrapes on the nest (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue UV scrapes on the nest
(c) Forestry Commission England

Here is a video of some flying practice and also the fish and scraping incidents.

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One Response to Blue UV growing up!

  1. Vivien Finn says:

    i agree, far too soon for nest scraping from one of this years chicks however that looks like nest scraping to me.How interesting!

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