Wildlife Diary 17th June

by Lindsey

A routine day on the nest with a large Brown Trout coming in mid morning and being recycled several times. None of the birds seemed particularly hungry given how often they ignored it. A small Pike did turn up mid afternoon appeared to go down well so maybe they just liked a change in diet. We’re rapidly approaching the 200 mark for fish catches and I’ll do a pie chart when we reach that figure.

There was an intruder Osprey around this morning, a large bird most likely female had a good fly around the nest causing our female to mantel and alarm call. It disappeared only to return a while later, this time the male returned to the nest they both alarm called and were mantling; her over the chick and him over his recently caught fish!

The Great Crested Grebe are still sitting tight on their lilypad nest, we did get a brief look during a changeover but the way the nest is built we can’t see in so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. One of the female Goosander was in and now has 11  ducklings and was giving them a diving lesson right in front of the hides.

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by Lindsey A routine day on the nest with a large Brown Trout coming in mid morning and being recycled several times. None of the birds seemed particularly hungry given …

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