Llyn Brenig Blue 24's new home.

For all those who are wondering what has happened to Blue 24 then here is the good news. Ospreys breed at Brenig reservoir for the first time in a century. A pair of Ospreys have laid a clutch of eggs on a nesting platform at Llyn Brenig reservoir near Cerrigydrudion . The site is managed by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water , which is now hoping for “two to three chicks” over the coming weeks. Ospreys regularly visited the reservoir last summer but this spring is the first time a pair has nested there, making Brenig only the fifth breeding site for the fish-eating birds in Wales. The male is believed to be a Scottish bird, ringed HR7, while the female was born at Rutland Water and is known as Blue 24. Finally she has found a home.
  • What absolutely fabulous new Rob, thanks for posting & please keep us updated!

     

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Wonderful news, hope we get some pics at sometime, so pleased for Blue 24, hope she will now have a long successful brood for many years to come.

     

  • Wonderful news, Rob.  Thanks for letting us know.  

  • Robert Y said:
    The male is believed to be a Scottish bird, ringed HR7, while the female was born at Rutland Water and is known as Blue 24. Finally she has found a home.

    Finally indeed!  And trust her to find a ringed male for us to bond with ;)

    Thanks a million, Rob :)

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  • So chuffed for Blue 24, she was so needing a nest and a mate.. just as pleased for you there Rob and everyone who is protecting and reporting!!!  Fingers crossed for bobbleheads in due course, can you say when they are due as I'm travelling across Europe back to UK and cant look in every day but am going to be a strong follower!!

  • In reply to Viv M:

    This is lovely news, she so deserves someone and somewhere of her own. Look forward to any updates.

  • In reply to Cathy:

    Lovely to have this announced. Clearly he hasn't heard of philopatry, but lovely to know he returned this year

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  • In reply to Viv M:

    Viv,

    Last i heard was in around a week and a bit the first egg should hatch. Unfortunately there is no Live webcam, the project is still in its infancy and they can only do very basic imaging. they are using trail cameras that have an SMS card in, Theoretically, they transmit photos to a phone, but the signal there is somewhat erratic, so they don't always send.

    Hopefully they will release some more in due course.

  • In reply to Rob:

    Such good news Rob. I so appreciate you starting this thread. I always reffer to HR 7 (to myself)as RH 7 Royal Highness 7 cos I was so pleased to read about the pairing in FB.

  • In reply to Cirrus:

    Nice to "see" you CIRRUS