Tweed Valley Osprey Project – Innovation and Egg Thinking

Things seem to be going well in Tweed Valley. We are happy to report that there has been no drama so far this season. Mrs. O and PW3 have three eggs in the nest and a long incubation process is underway. The PW 3 was too late compared to Mrs. O and she had to wait about three weeks for him to arrive. Since his return, nothing has definitely happened. Marriage and egg laying took place live and we are in the process of hatching in early June, everything is fine.

Mrs. Oh with 3 eggs

The daily activities of future parents are divided into eggs and eggs. Mrs. Oh, she was laying her eggs all the time, and when PW3 came back, she was chopping each other during the break and sitting for a while.

Mrs. Oh, she is a more stable bird than ever before. She had known a lot of loud noises at the cottage with her former partner SS, but now she was very quiet. When you see PW3, you only see him flying around, and on May 2, she appears in the envelope and briefly reminds him that he is hungry and needs a break before he can leave. In this case, she seems to be doing a lot of egg-laying. She changed the eggs at 12:12 p.m. and seven minutes later she stopped again to rotate the eggs 90 degrees. Forty minutes later she got up and was changing her eggs again. Then again at 1:20 pm and 2:04 p.m. She seemed calm and relaxed, but in the middle of time she looked up, occasionally looking up at the sky and ringing, until she landed at a nearby tree at 2 2 26. Ten minutes later, PW3 returned and took over the nest.

Two oysters in the nest

Exchanging over jobs

The dates are all the same but Swapover did not always occur when the PW 3 brought in fish. Mrs. Oh, her silence indicates a previous meal or else she will be sure to tell you that she is hungry. When she left the nest, it was about fifteen minutes before she returned to enjoy the eggs again.

When a male osprey sits in a nest

When Mrs. O leaves, PW3 takes turns on the eggs

We have received reports of birds on ‘Back up nest number 3’. It was early May before we could confirm that the birds were there, but unfortunately the camera could not transmit images and we could not see that it was the same pair last year (FK0 and the unmodified woman).

FK0 was a popular sighting last year as it regularly flew over the banks of the Walker and Tweed rivers in search of fish. However, it did not appear this year. We hope to get pictures from the camera to find out which birds are.

No matter where you come from, it’s always nice to hear bird news from the Tweed Valley. So far, we have received a regular return of FX0, a male OSP ring number FX0, which fled the Tweed area in 2015 and has since become more popular. A.D. In 2017 he was a regular visitor to the Venus Pools in Shropshire and locals started hoping he would stay there. A.D. In 2019 and 2021, he continued to visit the Balgavis Loch in Scotland. He will be seen again in the Balgavis on April 3 and 4, before leaving this spring. Captured by Darren Dawson. He is in the breeding age and certainly should now live in a five-year-old nest, but he still likes to pop into some popular sites on his way north.

Another Tweed Valley osprey appeared on Lock Garton on May 10. This woman was a blue darvic 3030. She made a brief visit to the cottage last year and is probably not in her own territory yet, as we are now in May. She fled Tweed Valley in 2019, so she is only three years old and still trying to find a good site and partner. The hut she came from It is a man-made platform created in 2006 and has been held since then, in 2021 it had 24 operations.

Osprey at Lock Gardon Cottage

308 Loch Garten Nest (Certified by RSPB Loch Garten)

More exciting news 306 on April 30, No. 2 came from the Kielder Osprey project. 306, was the first child of the OSPRE chicks to grow up on an artificial osprey platform in 2018 at the Telegraph pole. This replaces the old pine tree that was once used by his parents. A.D. In 2019, he fled with three boys.

Osprey at Kider Forest Cottage

306 Visits Kielder (provided by Kielder Operations and Forest England)

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