DAILY UPDATE ~ Loch Garten nest ~ Tuesday, 15 May 2018

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DAILY UPDATE ~ Loch Garten nest ~ Tuesday, 15 May 2018

  • So maybe Junior has an overactive prefrontal cortex nidopallium caudolaterale, interfering with an osprey male's specific natural instincts? Whatever the reason, he has gone back to his disappointing performance or lack thereof, showing up only to land on EJ's back in the morning and/or evening, NO FISH, leaving EJ to defend the nest on her own. She did look much better after yesterday's fish, doing some heavy lifting on the nest. And then the encroaching intruders, some of whom had dangled feet over the nest but left no indication of ring-ness.  The Blue Darvic FN3 male was reported by RSPB FB as being perched on the camera tree for a bit while EJ yelled at him. Was he also on the cam post beside the nest? "Can you believe it?" says EJ. (pic by Moffer)

    Plenty of disappointment all around; I think we'll have to live with it. Dream away, EJ, to better times ahead.
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  • Good morning and thank you, CC :)  I have yet to check your science :o :o :o

    A little catchup just added to yesterday's DU, showing GJ's late visit, no paddling, so brief!

    EJ has just turned the eggs and is straight back to sleep.

  • Good morning to you scylla! And good night to me! Thanks for the catchup, too. Sheesh, what is up with that birdbrain (literally).

  • Something has EJ disturbed....she is calling out as if another friendly osprey is nearby.

    And back to head snuggled in rest mode

  • 1st light....

  • Trying
    Something has EJ disturbed....she is calling out as if another friendly osprey is nearby.

    Had my sound muted !!!

    And now she's calling again!  More lively but still lying down.  I can't do much because this laptop is installing the dreaded update, not sure how long it will be before it needs to reboot.

  • Little bird started up.

  • That calling session went on for nealy 10 minutes.

    And she's started up again.

  • Day-Cam 03-43 BST



    And now plenty of EJ chatter...as well as other birds in the background

  • Trying
    Do a Loch Arkaig vid grab if you can Scylla... owl on nest a few mins ago

    Done, but you've ruined my House Finch recording ;)

    Trying
    Day-Cam 03-43 BST

    Just a few seconds out, Trying ;)

  • I need to reboot to install the dreaded updates now.  SYAL.

  • scylla

    Done, but you've ruined my House Finch recording ;)

    You don't have to do everything I suggest........... instantly :-p

  • scylla

    I need to reboot to install the dreaded updates now.  SYAL.

    Survived, but had to apply the same fix.  Isn't it great when you're in the know ;)

    EJ is still calling - she hasn't stopped for long since earlier reports.

  • I can't give you a nice portrait of EJ in daylight yet...

    Her head goes from this:

    To this:

    And back again, to and fro but never this way.

  • Good morning MC and Trying?