We’ve seen Blue 2H who hatched on Nest 2 in 2012 on both Nest 1 (quite a few landings there now) and Nest 3 but not his natal nest. Nestcam streaming is just 9 hours a day so maybe he has checked in there, but it would be very special to see him at that nest.
Late yesterday Mrs 37 started alarm calling.
An osprey hovered into view and there was a blue ring on the right leg – was this Blue 2H?
Here is a video clip of the ‘event’, the intruder is only in shot for a couple of seconds.
The ring number was never totally clear (although the ‘2’ was visible in a couple of frames) but comparison of tail and primary feather markings led to the conclusion that it was indeed Blue 2H.
An historic moment and it also helps prove adults don’t recognise their offspring!
Thanks to Paul for checking the footage and comparison images to validate the findings.