We are having another day of excitement on the osprey nest today. This morning we had an osprey with a red leg ring, which we believe to be a male, land on the nest. It didn’t hang about very long and hasn’t been seen since so perhaps he was just having a nosey! Currently we have the same female intruder back which has kept our female on her claws. Again our female is mantling and her posture is of a defensive nature, so she’s definitely not happy about the young upstart being on her nest, but appears to be putting up with it for the most part. It is possible that the young intruder could be a chick from a previous year, which would explain why there is so little aggression between them.
She is in desperate need of some back up from a mate and although we would dearly love to she her old boy back with her, at this stage it is likely that she will accept any interested party. We would really like to see some chicks this year so any male will do! However, we are remaining hopeful for a happy reunion.