Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Metal Ring Returns!

Today has seen the return of the "trouble maker" male osprey from last year, a metal ringed male. There have been a few unconfirmed sightings of a unringed male flying around the nest over the last few days but today we managed to get a good view of his legs! We aren't quite sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing as this particular male didn't show up until the 1st of May last year and this is what caused all the trouble, as we already had eggs by this point. We are hoping that seen as he has turned up earlier this year the two males can fight it out for the nest and female. He has been showing some unusual behaviour though, acting like he is already trying to kick eggs out the of nest; hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come! Yellow OU hasn't been spotted on the nest for the last two days. She is most likely just having a well deserved rest after her long migration and feeding up ready for the summer!


  1. Hi Robert, jings here goes with the ups and downs - not sure my heart can stand it - again. Are the two males already fighting and is it normal for the female to be away from the nest for so long or could it be she has left to go to where she has been for the last few years?


  2. Robert...
    Whether a reasonable male osprey leaves a nest for a year? I think this happens because the migration process that always takes place every year. What about the female? Why is she trying to kick an egg out of from nest?
    I just know if a bird has very strong instinct. Just imagine... After going for a year and finally he could come back to the hive. Amazing...


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