Sunday 1st April
Mrs G returns just after 2pm (time to be confirmed)
Thursday 5th April
On two separate occasions, Rutland-born female, Blue 3J, and Scottish male, Blue HR7, visit the nest. HR7 was seen around Glaslyn last year, Mrs G seems comfortable with him and they later mate.
Later in the evening there is an unringed male osprey on the scene, who looks very much like Aran. When he lands on the Glaslyn nest with the remains of a fish there is no mantling and no attempt to share the fish with Mrs G
[This male is later confirmed to be Aran]
Friday 6th April
Aran brings Mrs G a large trout at 11.04am and this year's breeding season begins
Thursday 19th April
Egg #1 laid, 8.58 am
Sunday 22nd April
Egg #2 laid, 10.02 am
Wednesday 25th April
Egg #3 laid, 8.46 am
Friday 25th May
Chick #1 hatches, 9.49 am
Sunday 27th May
Chick #2 hatches, 4.41pm
Tuesday 29th May
Chick #3 hatches, 8.53pm
Monday 2nd July
Chick #1 (F) (38 days)
Darvic ring right leg, Blue/White KS3
BTO ring left leg No. 1408637
Weight: over 1500g Wing: 336mm
Chick #2 (F) (36 days)
Darvic ring right leg, Blue/White KS1
BTO ring left leg No. 1408638
Weight: over 1500g Wing: 317mm
Chick #3 (M) (34 days)
Darvic ring right leg, Blue/White KS2
BTO ring left leg No. 1408639
Weight: 1460g Wing: 286mm
Thursday 19th July
Blue KS1 fledges at 6.00am (53 days)
Friday 20th July
Blue KS3 fledges at 6.14pm (56 days)
Saturday 21st July
Blue KS2 fledges 8.07am (52 days)
COURTESY OF CHLOE AND TIGER’S IMAGICAT - THE PLACE TO GO FOR ALL THINGS OSPREY
LINK TO AUGUST
Thanks, Sheila--great news!
Great news! Chris Wood photographed Blue 5F(12)f in Gambia yesterday. She was sitting in a tree on Tugereng beach, just down the coast from Tanji Marsh. It is so good to know she has made another successful migration. 5F hatched at Site K, Rutland and last year 2018 she made the nest at Pont Croesor her own, but did not breed.
Photo on Glaslyn FB page, here
Fingers crossed that both Aran and Mrs G return safely next year.
I read this on FB What a magical moment for the volunteer Aran has been a great father this year I love this nest I hope the whole family have a safe migration and a relaxing winter stay Aran and Mrs G see you next year when you will be as amazing as usual
Another blog from Glaslyn, today 29 September 2018
Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife - Glaslyn Ospreys.
Aran made his last appearance on the nest at 11:43 last Friday, 21st September. However, it was not the last sighting of him on camera.
On Saturday (22 September) evening one of our volunteers was checking the nest site on foot and discovered an osprey perched in a low tree the far side of the nest tree. As she crept towards the bird she could see it was Aran and she tried to help us locate the tree with the camera. Although we could not initially see him, we realised the camera was in the correct general direction so we hoped it would pick him up as he flew off. The volunteer sat watching from the damp grassy bank until Aran flew off towards the estuary at 18:13 and on checking the recording the following morning we could just make him out as he left the tree he had been perched in.
Farewell Aran, hope to see you again next year.
How wonderful. I believe that Aran was just having a final check before he departed, making quite sure all the chicks had gone! A good job done, Aran. Another successful season. As Glaslyn said, see you again next year.
Sleep well MC. Camera now down.
Oh, I thought I'd let MIKE's "close-down" notice be the finale, so I didn't respond this morning. I'm still around ;) Might nod off in a minnit ;-D
Love to all!
Good morning Patily and Cirrus.
Good Morning CIRRUS Sigh indeed Thanks for the link MIKE
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