Over Easter weekend our ospreys have had a wide range of weather to contend with. Despite Saturday being lovely and sunny with temperatures reaching almost 20 degrees Celsius, Sunday brought us some strong winds followed by snow!
Similar to a scene witnessed around this time last year, the winds blew over the top layer of sticks on the nest. As NC0 has not yet laid an egg, she was able to shelter elsewhere to stay out of the way of the strong winds. Not long after returning to the nest, it began to snow. This time NC0 decided to wait it out on the nest. Once the winds settled, NC0 was able to spend some time re-building her nest so all was not lost.
We were then lucky enough to witness LM12 bring in a huge fish! It is not often that we get to see a fish exchange on a snowy nest.
When nesting, ospreys like to have a 360 degree view around their nest. This allows them to spot and protect the nest against incoming intruding birds. To us, this may make the nest look more exposed, however, the osprey are well equipped to deal with any weather that comes their way.
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Over Easter weekend our ospreys have had a wide range of weather to contend with. Despite Saturday being lovely and sunny with temperatures reaching almost 20 degrees Celsius, Sunday brought …