Continued from March/April 2024

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This season so far

31 March Blue LJ2 returns

1 April Blue 372 briefly visits, 6 April Blue 372 returns and stays

Sadly, Blue LM6 has not returned

Eggs laid

#1 April 23 - 17.40, #2 April 26 - 19.28, #3 April 29 - 15.46

All captures and videos ©️NWWT, Welsh Water, Brenig Osprey Project

April saw Blue LJ2 (18) pair with a new female, Blue 372 (21), with his first mate, Blue LM6 (18) sadly not returning this year. They raised 2 chicks in 2022 and 2023 and had formed a good partnership.

As a 3 year old, this is Blue 372’s first year of breeding. She was translocated to Poole Harbour in 2021 from a Scottish nest. She returned in 2023 and teamed up with Blue 416. They actually intruded at Llyn Brenig then and found themselves a nest elsewhere on private land in Wales. However, this year, Blue 372 chose the Llyn Brenig nest and LJ2 as her mate. Blue 416 did intrude here and try to take Blue 372 back. She stuck to her choice though and Blue LJ2 courted her and they became a couple. A lot of new experiences for Blue 372 this year but she is handling everything well and still doing her own thing ie catching fish if need be!

  • Thanks Scylla. 

    Just a wee catch-up from some of today

    04.36 Morning changeover, 372 leaves for LJ2 to take over.

    05.11 Lovely morning with LJ2 on the eggs.

    09.38 LJ2 brings a headless fish to 372

    09.54 372 returns with the remainder of the fish.

    09.57 She eats the rest of it

    09.59 last piece 

    10.00 372 leaves again.

    16.00 LJ2 arrives to relieve 372 

    17.40 472 returns with a half eaten fish.

    LJ2 flies off 

    372 releases the fish 

    17.41 and goes to incubate the eggs.

    LJ2 returns to collect the fish

    and flies off with it in his beak.

    ©️NWWT, WW, BOP

  • A lovely  update, Glider, and more lovely  weather too!

    Birdie's DU Summaries 2018   https://www.imagicat.com/

  • Thanks Sheila, it is. Slight smile

    May 19

    I’ve not seen all of today’s happenings but there was at least one fish caught.

    13.55 372 feeling the heat.

    14.32 372 makes contact calls on leaving the nest

    14.33 but LJ2 doesn’t respond so 372 returns 

    15.08 LJ2 arrives to incubate just over half an hour later.

    15.09 LJ2

    18.40 In the evening when 372 is on the eggs again, LJ2 brings her a fish

    She gets up quickly to take it, vocalising


    Off she goes

    19.07 About half an hour later, 372 returns carrying something 

    LJ2 starts calling and goes over to meet 372 but it wasn’t a fish, just bark.


    20.35 372 is in position for her night shift.

    ©️NWWT, WW, BOP

  • May 20

    Today’s update from Brenig FB.
    Interesting that both birds were seen fishing today and it was LJ2 who came up with the goods. 

    17.37 This is the fish LJ2 brought to the nest.

    372 was very vocal. I sometimes think her fish call is a bit quiet but not this time. 


    372 takes the fish

    and flies off with it.

    17.39 LJ2 incubating

    18.31 Just under an hour later, 372 flew from the tree along from the nest.

    She brought the half eaten fish to the nest.

    18.33 She continued to eat it there.


    18.37 a few more pieces

    18.41 then down goes the tail fin.

    372 then flies off.

    ©️NWWT, WW, BOP

  • 21 May

    Some events from today. 
    12.50 fish delivery for 372

    She was quite vocal

    12.51 372 takes away her lunch.

    12.56 372 has decided to eat it on the tower perch.

    13.16 she makes quick work of it

    13.26 the final couple of pieces

    She didn’t waste a morsel and even checked in between her talons again after finishing it off.

    13.30 372 arrives back at the nest.

    13.31 back to incubation duties.

    14.08 372 feeling the heat of the day

    14.13 LJ2 keeping an eye on what’s below

    15.48 One of today’s changeovers, LJ2 backing off the eggs as 372 arrives.

    19.03 Another fish for 372

    19.04 372 takes her supper away.

    19.05 LJ2 cleans his beaks against some bark.

    ©️NWWT, WW, BOP

  • 19.28 After eating her fish, 372 returns to the nest

    19.38 Some shut eye time

    20.24 Rolling the eggs.

    She’s in the pink!

    21.42 One last changeover before bedtime. 372 makes contact calls then leaves.

    21.43 LJ2 flies in a few seconds later.

    22.52 They change back.

    22.53 372 settled on the eggs. 

    ©️NWWT, WW, BOP

  • .

    I hope that 372 and LJ2 appreciate your devotion, GLIDER - I sure do Hugging


  • Aw thanks Scylla. It’s lovely to see how much they’ve grown as a partnership in the few weeks they’ve been together. Hugging

  • May 22

    09.47 LJ2 brought in a morning headless fish for 372

    09.47 372 goes to collect it.

    Off she goes

    09.48 LJ2 settles down.

    10.40 372 returns after eating the fish.

    12.14 372 enduring the wet weather we’re all having.
    Those eggs will be nice and toasty and dry underneath. Slight smile

    12.37 LJ2 arrives with a piece of bark 

    and takes over incubation, giving 372 a break.


  • I hope that 372 and LJ2 appreciate your devotion, GLIDER - I sure do

    That's a ditto from me too! Many thanks Glider! Kissing heart