In reply to Sandra :
21:44ish It left the tree and did a very quick fly past, far left of the nest (white blur!)
Just off from the top of the tree
Start of actual flight
I didn't check out your osprey obs, SANDRA, figuring that a video was unlikely to add value to your snaps
Otherwise, nothing found for the remainder of yesterday, no-one found all night (and I skip-listened all the way thru, no critters whatsoever heard! just varying winds/calms), and no-one seen this morning up to about 08:00.
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In reply to scylla:
13:00ish Laddie was on the nest, chipping/mantling/alarm calling. Scrolling back, he appeared to be chipping/alarm calling in the distance about a minute before coming to the nest (it did go silent for a little while until he was close to landing)
He appeared to be leaving...
...but stopped himself
Another very short stay (under 30 seconds) Edit - an everso slightly longer visit than that, as per Scylla's video, below
Sandra P said:13:00ish Laddie was on the nest, chipping/mantling/alarm calling.
I'm only up to something-past-2.
Is it just me being really optimistic, or does all this defending, chipping and visiting the nest seem to bode well for next year?
The fact that NCO is visiting as well adds to that.
In reply to Richard G B:
My opinion is that I think it does bode well for next season, Richard. NC0 has defended on at least one occasion recently. Fingers crossed!
Many thanks for Laddie's video, Scylla!
Around 20:10 - another evening fly-past
Reflection over the Loch before coming into view against the backdrop of the dark trees
Maybe around 07:45 ???
"Loose stick gives Red Squirrel a fright" - shame, cos it fled pronto :( At the beginning a bird shoots out of the nest at the front.
A bit later a corvid stopped in for a preen, it didn't face us or dig around much before disappearing over the back of the nest:
Up to about 15:00 done. But my downloader is going thru a phase of taking absolutely ages to finish off and save a 6-hour clip before it starts a new one. This happened before, back in Nov 2017, and I can't get help because it seems I'm the only person in the world who downloads such "massive" files and I must expect it to take a long time - no matter that it's usually so fast.
What I'm saying is, I could be missing 15 minutes every 6 hours
Thank you Scylla :)
Just after 19:45, an Osprey flew from right to left across the Loch and landed on the dead tree giving a few calls as it reached there
Edit - the above occurred about a minute after there was a quick blurred flight of a little bird from the top centre to the right of the screen
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