Thanks to Moffer, Patily, Sandra and Lynette for the updates and pics. First look in today, so much appreciated :-)
Nora feeding Ceulan and then Ceulan tidying the nest whilst Nora finishes off the fish :-)
Great captures of Ceulan everyone, my feeling was always that he was a boy, but now that I see this photo of Sandra's above he has very dark chest feathers which makes me think he could be a she, so now I can't wait to find out what sex Ceulan is.
Doesn't she look pretty.
Yes Sandra, she certainly does! Thank you for all the pics!
Thanks for all updates and pictures.
You keep us going Sandra with those captures, lovely.
A big thank-you from me too, for all the pictures and updates, and particularly Sandra for her sterling work. I have been following the thread today, but not posting. I will de-lurk soon ;-)
A small contribution from me: Ceulan home alone, snoozing
He appears to have dislodged a stick during his wing stretches, which is now wobbling about in the breeze (the twig pointing towards him which appears to have a claw at the end is attached to it). It does not appear to be raining there :-)
Just checking on the nest before bedtime. More lovely pictures from Sandra and RtB. Thanks both. I am still of the opinion this is a SHE today. It'll be good to find ouit soon :-)
Goodnight All. Sleep well.
Goodnight Silver :-) My contribution is hardly spectacular ;-) Ceulan certainly looks like a she with those dark breast feathers. I wonder whether her eyes will remain like Monty's or turn yellow like her mum's?
Nora was briefly on the nest, but has now left again, after doing a bit of practice standing on one foot.
And now I must fly too. Goodnight all.
Robert the BruceI wonder whether her eyes will remain like Monty's or turn yellow like her mum's?
They certainly look extremely dark in the pics above, so maybe there's a good chance they will be amber. Amber has special properties ;-)
Ceulan alert and active......preening, stick tidying, calling. head bobbing intermittent with short bouts of wing exercising
Aww! Moffer. Lovely photo. Good Morning All :-)
I was wondering about the Amber eyes thing. I'm still fairly new and learning about all this, but I got the impression that all our UK Ospreys were descended from just one pair who settled at LG in the 50's. If that's the case, I don't understand how the 'Amber eyes' can be genetic if they've only been seen fairly recently. Can someone put me right on this?