The most exciting news today isn’t from our Ospreys but our Blue Tits, the oldest ones have fledged overnight leaving us looking at an empty box. They were in the box last night testing their wings and went early this morning. Having been watching the box for the last few weeks it’s both sad and exhilarating to see them go and we look forward to watching them on the feeders.
The Great Spotted Woodpecker chicks have been down at the feeders again today being shown how to use them by their mum. The male Woodpecker (possibly their dad) had other ideas and chased them off when he wanted a shot.
Three of our Red Squirrels were chasing and hissing at each other over one of the Squirrel feeders, there’s five feeders so there’s plenty to go around but obviously this was the one they all wanted.
On the Osprey front it’s been a quiet day on the nest, although at one point our male returned to the nest and our female left it for one of her short wing stretches. I haven’t seen her leave the chick with him before and he seemed happy just standing on the nest edge keeping an eye on the ever expanding youngster.
Our Great Crested Grebe pair continue to incubate the eggs and add to the nest with reeds, sticks and weeds all being brought in along with more lilypads.
A male Teal was on the loch for most of the morning, they’re beautiful birds and it was great to see it for so long.