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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby bigyetiman » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:34 pm

I think the scariest thing was seeing someone go up a tree to inspect a Harpy eagle nest and ring the young, it involved wearing Kevlar body armour and even then the talons found a way through. You must be slightly insane to volunteer for that.
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby rick » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:47 pm

Dyfi
What a drama!
'Waaaah! Pointy perch!'
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Then missed landing on the branch sticking out of the nest - with a twang but landed with a bump out of the blue back in the nest when a fish was delivered.
Priceless! :)

Its a dangerous time isn't it - just realised he wasn't trying to land on the nest perch, he nearly crashed!
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby Margaid » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:45 am

This morning Aeron, the male at Dyfi pictured above was flitting between two perches within sight of the nest almost as though he was teasing his two sisters to take the plunge. Menai has been helicoptering but Eitha is still doing little more than jumping but she seemed to be looking straight at him as though she was going to take off and fly to him. Both are settled down for a nap now and he' still on the low perch. (10.45 am)
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby Minorcafan » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:46 pm

Who needs a TV when there is all this to see?!
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby bigyetiman » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:49 pm

Couldn't agree more, real life and animals much more exciting than TV
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby Margaid » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:37 pm

Well I don't have one and never have had. There are the odd things that I miss - but four webcams of Ospreys? No contest.
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby rick » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:34 pm

Not sure what just happened - Mrs G was there in the nest and ten took off, there were shadows passing over the nest and the two youngest got down to lie still. Then suddenly Z6 flew off the edge and returned on the other side after about 30 seconds.
Seems like a bit of a 'flying' start if his first go was chasing crows with mum!
...This evening on iPlayer there was a documentary about a Trinidad artist that designed a tapestry for the National Gallery. The theme was the little birds that the guys there keep in cages and have singing competitions together. Totally different thing to watching ospreys of course but I wish I had discovered birds sooner - gonna miss these bundles of avian loveliness (especially 'little one') when they finally abandon the nest.
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby Margaid » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:33 pm

He's the only one to fledge so far.
At Dyfi, Menai missed the nest perch and fell last night, but she's OK. Looks like Eitha will be flying any time now, and the Aberfoyle chicks have been ringed - both male.
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby rick » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:31 pm

Z8 is back on the nest with his brothers having a fish. Obviously quite capable of getting air under his wings when the lunch bell rings! Too nerve-wracking!
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Postby rick » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:25 pm

Awww - Mrs G! It's like nothing happened (except the nest is probably a super whiffy by now.) Well done both!
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