Saturday, 15 April 2017

They're back!




Back from Africa to same the same nesting site in Wales! 

With not a little drama and a couple of worrying adventures Mr Aran and Mrs G produced and reared two offspring in this nest last year. 

The children were ringed and are now in Africa. Hopefully they will return in a year or two when they are mature. 

The above photo is a screen shot I made earlier today. It's from the live video which is to be viewed on the Glaslyn Osprey website. 

As you can see they have carpeted their home with a layer of moss and grass. They look very pleased with themselves. 


Update: 19th April: An egg is born! 

Update: Nothing official on Glaslyn website but I just detected on their live stream Mrs G now has two eggs. 22:20 hrs 22nd April European Central Time. 

8 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing how they return? A bird - a summer visitor - was caught in the netting last Sunday at our local nature reserve and it was fledged and ringed here last year.
    And all without satnav.

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    1. There's another nest a couple of miles from this one and an osprey returned there from Gambia where it had been photographed and its ring number confirmed. Without any gps / satnav/ tomtom / etc..

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  2. They fly up our valley on their way to and from Scotland. Last year one was seen perching in a tree by the river. I live in hope! Just tried to comment on your running blog but it flashed up a team members only message. Hope the training goes well.

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    1. I saw one very close up when I was walking in the Cheviots one time. It flew almost over my head, and descended towards a river behind me. That was a wonderful moment.

      No problem. Comments for bard on the run or poet in residence can be left here. I had to restrict comments on those two blogs to preserve my sanity because every time I allowed them the world and his dog moved in with lists of dubious sites.

      Thanks. The training is going well. I like the increased rest days. Keeps my energy level up and avoids injury. Many people train too much. I was guilty of that in the past.

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    2. I agree about rest. I've just taken a whole 5 days off and ran the proverbial wind at parkrun yesterday as a result. I feel refreshed. Race day coming up. 8 miles across chalk cliffs. Looking forward to it.

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    3. Good rest. And the upcoming 8 miles across chalk cliff will be wonderful. I think I feel the wind in my hair.

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  3. I am glad they are back. Life goes on.

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    1. Life will go in one form or another. Some dinosaurs evolved into birds.

      It's wonderful to watch the chicks growing into fledglings and taking their first tentative 'steps'.

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