Inspired by Janni, who cleverly noted the cam was up and running on 1 March, and filled with hope for this nest for 2021, here's the new thread!
Link to 2020 thread
In 2017, her first breeding season. Clarach (hatched Dyfi in 2013) mated with an unknown male, laying 3 eggs. The third chick hatched/died 15th June, the other two on 12th and 13th June. Male LHO took his first flight 4th August, Male LH1 9th August. Clarach departed 1st September, LHO 3rd, LH1 12th September.
Clarach came back in 2018 but sadly lost her eggs to ravens. In 2019, she returned on 10 April, and partnered first with White CL, a 2008 bird hatched at Loch Lomond. He disappeared and was replaced by an unringed male on 3 May, and Clarach was seen to be incubating by 6 May (who was the daddy...?!). But she'd abandoned the nest by the end of May and Dyfi posted that her eggs had been predated. It was difficult to keep up with the nest as the webcam failed but FLS posted updates on their Facebook page. Staff thought the male hadn't been providing her with fish on the nest, as he had another nest to provision! In 2020, hope was raised when a few ospreys dropped by in April and May, including White CL, at one point on the nest with an unringed female. The Lodge Facebook page posted a great photo by Sami in April which was thought to be Clarach. After that, lots of osprey-less photos were posted comparing the rise and fall of the webcam, the state of the sticks on the nest, the sinkage of the nest (great word Mary) and the weather.
Let's see what happens this year!
I've put the link to the camera in the header but here it is again, so a very clever person can compare to last year for stickage, grassage, sinkage, skyage etc
I guess FLS will be doing the usual 10-5?
In reply to Korky:
Thanks for the new thread (and to you Richard!) and to Janni for the heads up
I can't see much difference at all apart from longer grassage?
Your snap 6.7.20
Birdies LG DU update.
In reply to Mike:
Thanks a lot for that Mike. The cam angle doesn't excite me at the moment I have to say and so hope something is able to be done about it but I suppose half a nest is better than none :)
Just hope the angle doesn't deteriorate as it did last year. It would be so great to see our darling girl with a mate and chicks
Thanks for opening the new thread for Aberfoyle Korky, it is exciting that yet another webcam has been switched on but disappointing to see that the position of the webcam hasn't changed that much, however if any Ospreys land on the left hand side of the nest we should be able to see the ring number LOL which we couldn't in April last year.
13th APRIL 2020
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