Thanks Rachel for the info, and Tiger for the link to that fantastic footage! It looks like the owl was just trying to land on the nest but Nora quite rightly saw it as a threat and gave it short shrift. Owls do attack osprey nests in their territory, and a clutch of eggs was lost in the ensuing battle at Loch Garten just over ten years ago, although in that case it was a Tawny rather than Barn Owl. Neither of them is as frightening as Great Horned Owls, which often attack bald eagle nests in America.
Morning all. Our little Cymraeg Gweilch this morning at 8am :-)
Not all the pics loaded, here are a few more.
Ah lovely pictures Sandra, made me smile, and just what I needed,mom going to stop here for a bit, and with Lady, hope you're feeling better after yesterday.
Sorry morning everybody
Aw! Sandra! You always manage to get such lovely pictures. They always brighten up my day :-)
EDIT: What does 'Cymraeg Gweilch' mean in English ?
SANDRA, Brilliant captures. What a lovely way to start the day. Thank you.
What brilliant captures Sandra. To think this might not have been Well done, Dyfi!
Ceulan is fast asleep at the moment
Good morning all and thanks to patily for captures, Sandra for the wonderful close ups of the not so little Ceulan, what joy to see that he/she is doing so well now. Thanks to Tiger for the link to the video of Monty with the very large fish. It is good to watch after the sadness of yesterday and hopefully will help all those who feel so distraught about the loss of the chick. Have not looked in at LG at the moment as I will have to brace myself for the sad sight.
Looking in for first time today and lovely captures Sandra. Just been watching the pictures beaming in and so lovely to watch Norah just come down from the post to nest.
Thanks for all your updates - its lovely to have some positive gorgeous pics after the sad day yesterday.
The West Africa Project here
Just read it via facebook, Alan. It's an interesting piece, and encourages me in my belief that education is indeed the key to progress.
Thanks Alan Tim and the RW team are an nspiration
Cymraeg Gweilch/Welsh Osprey :-)
The chick is sleeping, under Nora's watchful eye. There's fish on the nest, all ready for tea!