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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby Margaid » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:34 pm

Quick update: One of the juveniles at Rutland - the female, is thought to have already gone. She was apparently behaving the way they do before they migrate. The male chick is still there. All the Glaslyn juveniles and the Dyfi youngsters are still around being fed by the parents. At Aberfoyle, the two chicks have fledged but they are a few weeks behind all the others. Hope we'll see some of them back in a couple of years time.
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby bigyetiman » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:57 pm

Fingers crossed for safe journey for all of them. Been noticing on Birdguides for the past 10 days a movement southwards of Ospreys. It's that time of year. Amazing the journey these youngsters are about to undertake at only a few months old
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby Hen-Gen » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:01 am

Our Great Skuas will soon be heading off to West Africa for the winter. Good riddance!
Don't really mean that but they are devils to live with.
Arctic Terns, Puffins and Kittiwakes all in serious decline. Global warming = No sand eels = no food for these birds chicks. And Donald Trump denies its happening!
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby bigyetiman » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:09 am

Arctic Skuas not one of natures kindest creatures, we see them up the Thames usually after a particularly strong easterly and they are usually drowning some hapless waif and stray that has come up river for respite. The one last autumn was drowning a guillemot.
As for Trump had for him to see anything happening behind that hair and ego.
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby Minorcafan » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:30 pm

Swallows and house martins left ages ago
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby bigyetiman » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:51 pm

I meant Great Skua on that last post. Still got our Swallows and Martins but am noticing big flocks heading south. Large flock of Sand Martin just gone over the garden southwards. A lot shipped out in front of the bad weather on Weds morning. Lots of waders returning from the high north. Green Sandpiper on lake edge this am.
Just done the monthly WeBs (wetland bird survey) and plenty of Godwits, Whimbrel, Curlew and Greenshank in a tidal area.
You will be getting the geese and swans before you know it Minorcafan
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby Hen-Gen » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:26 pm

There's a blast from the past. Remember as a nipper reading Desmond Nethersole-Thompsons book on Greenshanks. Still never seen one but it changed the way I felt about birds and set me on a lifelong journey.
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby Margaid » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:56 pm

One of the Dyfi Project Ospreys appears to have left, Aeron the male who is 84 days old. Sad to think we may never see them again - they may make it back to the UK in a couple of years but they have to be spotted and their rings readable.
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby rick » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:10 pm

Margaid wrote:One of the Dyfi Project Ospreys appears to have left, Aeron the male who is 84 days old. Sad to think we may never see them again - they may make it back to the UK in a couple of years but they have to be spotted and their rings readable.


It will be very special to see any of them again after witnessing their little goggle eyed faces doing the Indian head dance in the nest and all the wing stretching and the first flights. But, I guess they are all prospective adults now and just that it seems to have been a successful year for Osprey kind. Good luck little ones and thank you for introducing me to birds of prey - I was deaf to those 'peee, peee' calls before!
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby Margaid » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:40 pm

They think Mum Glesni has gone too, possibly in advance of the changeable weather forecast for the weekend. The two female chicks and Dad, Monty, are still there as are all the Glaslyn chicks and of course the Aberfoyle chicks (Aran and Mrs G's "grandchicks" are quite a bit younger.
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