LLYN BRENIG, LLYN CLYWEDOG WELSH OSPREY PROJECTS CAPTURES & UPDATES APRIL 2020 TO END FEB 2021

  • 11.55 Big rainbow trout delivered
  • In reply to JillR:

    I didn't start up until 08:00 and got 2h20m before the stream dropped out.  That clip is terrible quality and very small - here's Dylan with a stick:

    It didn't start up again until 11:02, better quality, full size, but glitchy.

    JillR said:
    11.55 Big rainbow trout delivered

    Got a good view of the trout - which Seren seemed to have a bit of difficulty controlling but I couldn't see it flapping:

    All 3 chicks retired, sated... but she was still feeding them when I looked in a minute or so ago :) 

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  • Good reporting AG, thank you.

    Nice captures under difficult circumstances Scylla, well done and thank you

    Thank you Cathy and Jill for posting important observations
  • In reply to scylla:

    scylla said:
    All 3 chicks retired, sated... but she was still feeding them when I looked in a minute or so ago

    After stuffing the chicks she finished the fish herself - my fave tail polishing-off was glitched out but I had to celebrate what there was:

    That was a big fish, they were all very ready for it, especially Seren!

    Then she went and brought in a clump that required quite a bit of spreading:

    There must be a good rail at this end, just as well, or their crops might tip them over

    Guess what was moving in the sky?

    Yes!

    Someone wasn't a bit interested!

    Then, because scrolling fast causes one to miss bits, I nearly had a blue fit when the rail chick had disappeared - but in fact it was at the feeding station and it and a sib were covering another sib:

    Seren was still feeding one of the chicks at least, and herself, when Dylan took the fish from her - what was left of it, just the tail-end:

    Ten minutes later he returned and unearthed another tailend that was completely buried in "straw":

    This must have been the same piece he brought back and ate some of, then left it on the nest:

    "3 osplets with tongues" - and while they were posing, Seren was eating that little bit of fish Dylan had left behind:

    Just shows how deceiving different views can be - this had looked headless on the way down:

    At 17:40 Seren appeared to have finished with the fish and Dylan came in to collect it... but she took it back from him - it took him 2 tries to get it back again and he flew off with it.  He took this much:

    Seren sat down with her children, a charming sight:

    5 minutes later Dylan brought the fish back but she didn't make a move so he took it away again.

    There may have been an intruder alert - Seren flew off and around, tho I can't swear that this is she - she brought back a stick - not the one that's sticking up from the nest but a much smaller one:

    At close (later than usual), Seren was tucking into fishtail:

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  • Trout at 8.50, 12.20 and 3.16. 5F/Seren finding protecting all 3 from the occasional rain quite a challenge. Intruder 15.07 not seen clearly - may have landed on the perch.

  • The Dyfi update from Ems reports that there is currently only one live chick at Llyn Brenig - story on fb group one may have died and one predated? No confrmation of this and no more info to be found.

  • In reply to AG:

     Seren had been watchful at startup and did a fly-off once, but no other indication of an intruder at that stage.  She spent her time mostly preening and standing serenely, waiting, with at least one sortie for nest material:

    AG said:

    Trout at 8.50, 12.20 and 3.16. 5F/Seren finding protecting all 3 from the occasional rain quite a challenge. Intruder 15.07 not seen clearly - may have landed on the perch.

     There was also an intruder at this time:

    Only glimpsed for certain once - the second time, arrowed top-left in the video, could have been Dylan of course:

    Included just because it's a better snap of our two parents: