I’ve just been watching a spectacular dog fight between our male Osprey and two Buzzards. He obviously felt they were too close to the nest and spent a good 10 minutes chasing and dive bombing them until they moved on. It was fantastic to watch and everyone in the top hide was practically standing on their heads to see it! Fish deliveries have resumed a more regular pattern with two Brown Trout and a small Perch brought in so far, our wee chick must be getting plenty to eat as it was refusing food earlier on. The chick is getting more and more active and today we’ve seen both parents bring sticks into the nest and arrange the around the sides, perhaps to stop the wee ‘un falling out as it trundles around the nest.
In other wildlife news the female Goosander appeared with her two remaining chicks on her back, one of the fell off and had to frantically paddle to catch up. Later she appeared to ‘shrug’ them both off her back to play in the safety of the channel.
The Red Squirrel kit is back and has finally worked out how to get the peanuts out the feeder so hopefully it will be a regular visitor, it certainly seems happy munching away.