Ospreys 2019

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Re: Ospreys 2019

Post by bigyetiman » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:01 pm

I believe the stats are 37 known chicks breeding around UK and Europe and 74 grandchildren breeding, quite a legacy. Nearly as legendary as the Lady of the Lowes
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Re: Ospreys 2019

Post by Margaid » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:00 pm

Poor ospreys are in for a battering tonight but at least there aren't any chicks yet.
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Post by rick » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:03 pm

I'm getting the impression from FB that Mrs G, Aran and eggs weathered the storm safely and it's just a matter of fixing the camera/connection now. The footage of the storm from Dyfi is pretty dramatic!
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Post by Hen-Gen » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:57 pm

A slight deviation. This week we are overrun with Bramblings. Like locusts except we know they’ll soon be gone!
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Re: Ospreys 2019

Post by rick » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:17 am

Good source of protein though.
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Post by bigyetiman » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:40 am

Love a flock of Brambling, especially as the males in your flock are probably in full breeding plumage. Saw two nice flocks in January in Norfolk at well known wintering sites.
Our Swallows arrived back yesterday, very late this year, but there seems to be a distinct lack of them about at the moment, and no House Martins back at usual sites yet. A very smart Honey Buzzard flew over the garden yesterday afternoon en route to somewhere
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Re: Ospreys 2019

Post by rick » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:33 pm

Marigold wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:21 am
And I hope that everyone who enjoys watching it will give a contribution to the Glaslyn website as well.
See https://www.glaslynwildlife.co.uk
£70 over the last three years Marigold so less than a TV licence.
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Re: Ospreys 2019

Post by Margaid » Thu May 16, 2019 8:45 am

Amazing footage on Glaslyn live stream - need to rewind 2 hours from now, 8.45 am. 31 dive bombing attacks by an intruder osprey. No wonder Aran has no time to fish! Aran seems to have chased the intruder way up the valley.
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Post by bigyetiman » Sat May 18, 2019 1:58 pm

Amazing footage and scary for all concerned, feathered and human. After being absent all yesterday no doubt still fighting Tegid off, he reappeared this am then vanished again to return at 11.50 with a large trout for Mrs G her first meal since Tuesday which she took to a perch and Aran is incubating eggs. Lets hope he has really scared Tegid off this time. Who needs TV with this drama going on.
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Re: Ospreys 2019

Post by Margaid » Sat May 18, 2019 10:52 pm

It seems that part of the problem is that Tegid (the intruder) is looking at the Pont Croesor nest where 5F is. This nest is on private land and is nothing to do with Glaslyn ospreys and they can't do anything about it. It is really too close to Mrs G and Aran and is also on Aran's flight path when he goes fishing. Apparently once the two ospreys realise the other is not a threat then they tolerate each other. However the dive bombing on Thursday does seem to have been an attempt to take over the nest and Mrs G.
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