A visit to Nest 3 today revealed a welcome sight – a pair of ospreys on the nest.
The female was tucking into a fish. The male flew off, the female stopped eating and watched him go.
The female finished the fish.
and when the male returned he had a bit of a lecture about more food required.
Nevertheless he got on with nest cup scraping after the female left.
The female is probably the same one as previous years but she has a distinctive feature we haven’t seen yet. The male is the same male as the last 2 years.
There is an excellent blog about the problems in identifying unringed ospreys on the Dyfi website where the resident pair are not back yet but there is a lot of action.
On Nest 1 there has been minimal activity. From field observations it is possible the Nest 1 pair will move to the new platform, an osprey was perched there for some time today.
Potentially this is very interesting behaviour. The Nest 2 pair moved in 2014 not much more than a hundred metres to a platform with a better vantage point. Now it seems as though YA and Mrs YA may do the same, albeit over a greater distance. Watch this space!