Downloading from the recordings at Nest 3 has been problematic, but the footage from 25 April of Blue 2H (the 2012 Nest 2 male who has returned to his natal area) is now available. As mentioned in a previous post, the Nest 3 male was incubating at the time of Blue 2H’s visit.
It must have been a shock for the male to have a reasonably large trout land on him!
Reviewing the Nest 3 footage revealed how many eggs are in the deep cup – three. The pair had two chicks in their first breeding season last year. The eggs are just visible in this image, where the rain had flattened the moss slightly. (Click to enlarge.)
When out osprey spotting with visitor Chris, a volunteer with the Rutland Osprey Project, he found the Nest 3 male on a tree with a fish several hundred metres from the nest site. The fish wasn’t the only company for the male!
Thanks to Chris for sharing this excellent digiscoped photograph.