Just speculation by Heather
15:20 Heather Corfield It is certainly looking very empty down there. He could be near the estuary if it is cooler though. It is very hot at the Visitor Centre.
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In reply to SheilaFE:
A Blue Tit got stuck in on the nest - but only for a few seconds:
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Sadly it appears that Aran may have left on Monday
08:22 Heather Corfield Good morning everyone. No sightings of Aran yesterday. An Osprey was spotted at the cob yesterday evening, but it could have been a bird passing through.
08:23 Heather Corfield I have checked the early morning recordings and nothing spotted then either.
If he has indeed gone, may he fly safely, both to and from his over winter quarters, and that he returns next season. It has been such an up and down year, but both he and Mrs G showed us another side of a breeding season. Their 'devotion' to the nest and each other has been quite touching. I well remember Aran's arrival, and Mrs G's almost squeal of delight when she first saw him. The Team has been wonderful in their determination to keep Aran and Mrs G fed and cared for while Aran took time to recover from his mysterious injury.
Here's to next year, and our heart throbbing wait for Mrs G to land on the nest again. Will she? Is Aran able to undertake two arduous migrations? Time will tell. Many thanks for everyone's coverage, and inputs. Scylla's amazing scrutiny of anything that moves and her wonderful videos.
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In reply to Mike:
I am relieved that Aran has gone - it means he feels fit enough in himself to undertake the journey, I've been dreading that he would delay longer than usual.
Mike B said:Heather has just confirmed that the site will stay leave throughout the 'close' season.
And Chat's going to continue too.
Scuse me for transporting you over here, VALIERIE
In reply to scylla:
Looks as though Aran is teasing us. Maybe the osprey seen near the cob yesterday was indeed Aran, just having a break.
14:31 Heather Corfield Elfyn has just reported seeing an Osprey on the cob that he thinks might be Aran. The wing is noticeable in flight so it could well be him.
scylla said: I am relieved that Aran has gone
Ah well, I can revert to worry mode, which is the most familiar so I'm comfortable
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