In reply to SheilaFE:
What a wonderful summary you have given us Geemeff, thank you so much.
Ospreys have had much wider coverage this year with the BBC seemingly to focus on webcams, which is good news. How could anyone not fail to fall in love with these amazing characters. They have been under my skin for thirteen years now when there were so few cams to follow. Now we are blessed, so much so it is almost impossible to keep up. But I love LA because I have seen it from the bonding stage, when Lonesome Louis was seeking a female. Aila arrived. Such a pretty osprey. The steep learning curve, the maturity that has brought us to 2020. This year has been amazing when everything went the way we hope an osprey nest would, all with a wonderful backdrop of blues, greens, heathers, greys, sun, rain, mist - did we have snow this year, I expect we did.
BBC Radio 5 had a brief item this morning, which can be heard from about 55 mins 24 sec. It's about Doddie in Somerset.
Thanks, Sheila! Yes, there was snow when the camera went live:
With the report from Liz yesterday that she hasn't seen Louis, I completed my season highlights video. May I present:
The good, the bad and the OMG!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
In reply to Catlady:
Thanks, Catlady, it was an interesting season as always - they are so photogenic, it was hard deciding what to leave out. A chatter on the WT forum informs me I did 485 videos this year, good grief, I had no idea, but it was great fun wading through the old ones for the highlights video. Safe flying to all of them - Doddie was seen in Somerset again yesterday! He really needs to get going now, but it is lovely to have news of him.
Bonus video - an invasion of songbirds on the nest this afternoon, the cleaning crew?
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In reply to Korky:
Korky said:many thanks Geemeff! I've added the link to your wonderful compilation to the header. Was the camera person really awake at 2.10am on 3 June to zoom in to the 3rd hatch?!?
Thank you, patily, Cathy, Cirrus and Korky, pleased you've enjoyed it and very kind of you Korky to move it to the header.
I was awake when the third hatch occurred, but all the zooming was done in my final edits, none of the individual clips are zoomed. Wading through all my videos, I got the highlights down to three hours initially, then whittled away until it became a more maneagable 35 minutes. Still half as long again as 2019's 23 minute highlight video, but then there were three chicks and all the media interest this year - and a Pine Marten!
Another visit by a Pine Marten! Very short 03.36.02 - 03.36.09
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