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Re: Osprey return

Post by bigyetiman » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:20 pm

And at 16.45 our Swallows arrived back and are busy inspecting their nest from last year
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Re: Osprey return

Post by Marigold » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:13 am

One in eight bird species under threat of extinction, see https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... tudy-finds
- but according to the IUCN Red List report quoted in the link in the text, ospreys aren't doing too badly.
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22694938/0
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Re: Osprey return

Post by Margaid » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:07 pm

Mrs G laid third egg at Glaslyn yesterday and Blue 3J laid her second at Dyfi this morning.

Live Steaming at Dyfu is off-line at the moment as they're changing servers,
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Re: Osprey return

Post by Hen-Gen » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:39 pm

Marigold wrote:One in eight bird species under threat of extinction, see https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... tudy-finds
- but according to the IUCN Red List report quoted in the link in the text, ospreys aren't doing too badly.
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22694938/0
A cause of great sadness. Once a species goes extinct then it is probably lost for ever. I say probably because tissue culture and cloning may prove successful in times to come. The puffin is certainly declining here. Warming sea temperatures have driven it's main food source (the sand eel) furthur north and broods are failing as a result of starvation. Predation of this species is also increasing as a result of the burgeoning increase in the skua population. With a life expectancy of circa 25 years it can withstand the odd year of reproductive failure but what is happening now is on a different order of magnitude.
Will we, as a species, wake up in time or will me make our world uninhabitable?
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Re: Osprey return

Post by rick » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:05 pm

Hen-Gen wrote:Will we, as a species, wake up in time or will me make our world uninhabitable?
I don't know Hen-Gen. There wont be much point in reviving species if they don't have a habitat to return to. We are locked into our little political bubbles while birds are global.
I work with trees and it seemed very obvious to me that while the great and the good were banging on about drought resistant species (a south of England mindset), the North is getting wetter - something that the arb thinkers of note are only just taking on board. I do think that the problem, technology and, of course, this crazy evolved habit of growth at all costs, is the only thing that can come to the rescue. We're just not going to go backwards but it is about time we managed things properly.
Back in the 50's we thought we could discard our environment and live in bubbles - its becoming obvious to even the most gung-ho oil driilers now that just one little storm dwarfs all our efforts for a year (unless fusion, miraculously comes on line.)
I think we are turning the corner. Its remarkable that we've only been burning both ends of the candle for 150 years and are already thinking in glacial time frames of effect. We are just another species that has evolved over millennia. I hope we're as good as we think we are!
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Re: Osprey return

Post by Marigold » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:51 pm

Another development in Eastenders plot at Glaslyn today; a new male at the Post Croesor nest, courting Aran's girlfriend, who has already laid an egg, presumed to be Aran's.

"Breaking News
Update from the Pont Croesor nest
Rutland born 5F laid her first egg of 2018 at around 07:30 this morning.
https://www.facebook.com/BywydGwylltGla ... 04/?type=3

Despite perhaps, the somewhat unwelcome news that 5F has laid an egg which is probably Aran’s we now have perhaps one of the most exciting bulletins for a long time.
Last night one of our volunteers spotted a male osprey land onto 5F’s back. The bird was ringed on its right leg. Who was this bird? Our volunteer thought she could read a number 3 – could it really be? Was that an R next to it? If it was a 3 and an R it would be Gwynant – born at Dyfi on 8 June 2014 to Monty and Glesni.
Wind back the recordings, no recordings at the protection site! Get to the visitor centre – scroll back – patience, excitement – here it is – YES it is him – a Welsh male returned to Wales.
As a youngster he was a very determined and feisty bird – from what we’ve seen so far he’s lost none of it. Aran was at the PC nest as he landed. Gwynant stood his ground as Aran rapidly departed!
Gwynant remained in the area for most of the evening – although he hasn’t been seen this morning that doesn’t mean he’s gone – watch out for more updates and a video this evening."

And from the Dyfi site;

"GWYNANT IS BACK!!
At just after 7pm yesterday evening he landed on one of the nest platforms surrounding the Glaslyn nest.
Gwynant (Blue 3R) is a 2014 Dyfi chick and was Glesni's first son.
But LOOK - Gwynant has AMBER EYES like his Dad!
Blog and video tonight, WHOOP WHOOP, Go Gwynant !!!!!
Image ©BGGW
Congratulations, Llongyfarchiadau to Dyfi."
https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5B5A2084
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Re: Osprey return

Post by Margaid » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:10 pm

Blue 3J at Dyfi has laid her third egg too!

Hope Gwynant stays with 5F and Aran stops his philandering otherwise one or other nest will suffer.
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Re: Osprey return

Post by Marigold » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:49 am

[quote="Marigold"]One in eight bird species under threat of extinction, see https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... tudy-finds

- but chiff chaffs still trying it on
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... iff-chaffs

Nice little BTO video about how to distinguish chiff chaffs from willow warblers here;
https://www.bto.org/about-birds/bird-id ... chiffchaff
so you can report any sightings to the Home Office.
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Re: Osprey return

Post by Margaid » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:11 pm

Dyfi have decided that Glesni is not coming back :cry: So they are proposing to give Blue 3J a name, but not rivers or mountains which they restrict to Dyfi hatched birds as she hatched at Manton Bay in Rutland.
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Re: Osprey return

Post by rick » Fri May 04, 2018 10:28 pm

Last year, I started watching Mrs G on the nest just as Z6, 7 & 8 were hatching so I didn't see the incubation time. Mrs G is doing a lot of full on sleeping at night on the nest at the moment but last year was very alert all night if I remember rightly, but that was after they hatched.
Tonight she is tucked up like hen :) Getting a good rest while she has the opportunity?
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