Limited video coverage of Nest 3 has revealed that incubation is well under way. The first egg was probably laid late on 17 April or early on 18 April. Here is an image of the female eating at the side of the nest during late morning on 17 April.
Yesterday the videos from 17-22 April were downloaded and on the way to the nest area the male was spotted flying in with a fish. That was 11.22. He didn’t take it for the female to have her share until 12.43!
The camera angle isn’t as downward focussed as on Nest 2 and the amount of moss the pair has added means the cup is deep. Even when there is a break from incubating the eggs can’t be seen.
Just before leaving the area yesterday alarm calls could be heard. Opening up the laptop again three ospreys were visible on the nest! The intruder had flown off by the time recording could start and the male could be seen chasing him or her out of the area.