Monday morning in Bird World

I never do well with Daylight Savings Time. Never. So I am late getting started on my blog this morning and have an appointment. This will be a quick view of some news and a couple of nests we have been watching.

It was Laddie LM12 that I tried to get you to see on top of the Silver Birch at the Loch of the Lowes. He is on the nest this morning getting it ready for the arrival of NC0!

Laddie, you are very handsome and you are looking good. You had a good migration. Positive wishes for Blue NC0 to arrive soon!

One of the things that I like about the Scottish Ospreys is that no one is allowed on the trails on or on the lake from the time breeding season starts til the end of September. Nothing to disturb the wildlife. After that non-powered boats – think canoes – can go on the water. That is fantastic. I wish other places would adopt that practice.

Rutland Water has announced seeing one bird but they have not IDed it yet. eBird shows major Osprey activity with birds flying north out of Spain! They are on the move.

Andy isn’t quite as busy with the fish at Captiva Osprey nest this morning but he has already brought in three deliveries before 10:00. They came at 07:35, 08:33, and 09:27 which was fed to the osplets at 09:31.

These deliveries are going to go a long way to return this nest to the calm that it had earlier. Little is eyeing the fish and has already eaten some and Big has turned around and is full. Life is good.

The three at the West End Bald Eagle nest of Thunder and Akecheta are also doing well. As far as I could tell with the bobbling grey heads and big little eagle eyes, all of the babies ate.

Proud couple. They had to fight off the Ravens yesterday again. It is good that Cheta is staying close to the nest for security.

Peeking out first thing in the morning.

“I want some fish!” Oh, gosh, they are so cute with their hair all sticking up on their heads and those big eyes. The third one has to wake up. It is on the far left.

These parents feed these kids so fast. Some eagles are slow and methodical. Thunder is “here, eat it quick!”

Sleepy head is waking up.

Here you go.

I think it is Big that just woke up, Little, and then Middle on the right.

The Finnish Osprey cam at Saakset is now on line. The Osprey are not expected home until at least the 22nd but they are ready. Laddie is 8 days early!

Look for a comprehensive report this evening! Take care everyone. Thank you for joining me.

Thank you to the following for their streaming cams where I took my screen captures: Loch of the Lowes, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Captiva Ospreys and Window on Wildlife, and West End Bald Eagles.

2 Comments

  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Good afternoon Mary Ann and thank you for these updates photos and link!
    It is really exciting to know about Laddie and hopefully Blue NCO will be home soon. That is great about it being a protected area during the nesting season there. So glad the three at West End and the three at Captiva have all been fed.
    Have a great day and hope to hear from you again soon!
    Linda

    1. Isn’t Laddie a cutie pie? He started working on the nest after he had a big fish to eat. I do hope his mate makes it back. Yes, the West End and Captiva. Andy is just surprising everyone with the fish he is hauling in. I sure wish someone would give Dale Hollow a hand! I even wondered if something had happened to Obey but I saw him on camera today. Fingers crossed for all of them. Thank you so much for taking the time to send in comments, Linda. It is so nice of you.

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