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 Post subject: Re: Dyfi Osprey Project
PostPosted: July 13th, 2017, 11:22 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Dyfi Osprey Project
PostPosted: July 14th, 2017, 4:35 pm 
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Dyfi, Wales: Menai has fledged.

After threatening to jump off all day, Menai finally decided it was time to test her wings out in earnest at precisely 15:29. She didn't go far, just a hop really to the camera pole. Soon afterwards, however, she set of for a relatively long-haul flight of over two minutes, finally deciding to try and land on the anti-perch perch on top of the larch tree.

She made it back to the nest soon afterwards with what can be described as a minor misjudgment. She soon untangled herself from the offending rail-twig into the sanctuary of the nest where a few minutes later Monty brought a mullet in for the whole family.
http://www.dyfiospreyproject.com/blog/e ... ai-fledges

Menai is on the nest perch at the start of the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qScTDQ3ZlcU

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PostPosted: July 21st, 2017, 11:35 am 
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Dyfi, Wales: Eitha has fledged at 12:53, 18th July, she finally plucked up her courage and took the plunge - directly off the new nest perch.

As happens with many fledglings, she initially went down, but soon reacted before ascending and continuing on for over three and a half minutes, soaring and flapping around the Dyfi as if she'd been doing it all her life. Can you just imagine what goes through a bird's mind during these first few seconds of flight?

Eitha was 53 days old when she took her maiden flight, a day older than the Dyfi average for females. This was to be expected as Eitha is the largest of this year's offspring - she'd probably hit the scales at over 2Kgs at the moment. Larger birds tend to take a day or two longer to get airborne.
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PostPosted: July 30th, 2017, 12:04 pm 
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Flounder or Plaice? By DyfiOspreyProject
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_plaice -> :thumbs:

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PostPosted: August 21st, 2017, 3:23 pm 
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Dyfi Osprey Project - August 7, 2017:

Several metres up, Menai was relatively safe from the visitor,
but recognising the threat she kept a close eye on him!
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What does Monty do with screaming kids when a one fish delivery just won't do?
Bring two in of course!

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PostPosted: August 21st, 2017, 3:25 pm 
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We still have the lovely Glesni, but for how long?

It has been a fairly quiet week on the Dyfi. The chicks are all doing really well; flying around and perching by the river during the day, but returning to the safety of the nest area over night. Both parents are still bringing a ready supply of fish, so we can rest assured that Aeron, Menai and Eitha are all getting plenty each.

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PostPosted: August 21st, 2017, 3:25 pm 
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11th August, 2017

Here's Menai in her full glory taken on the new 4K camera yesterday afternoon

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13th August, 2017

Here's an airborne Glesni as the first rays of dawn sunlight illuminate her beautiful feathers.

She left this very day in 2016 - 13th August. Only she knows when it will be time to leave this year

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PostPosted: August 21st, 2017, 3:26 pm 
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We last saw Aeron 24hrs ago at around 8am Sunday morning.

Clarach and Cerist hold the record for earliest migration from the Dyfi, both 81 days old. Aeron was 84 days old yesterday - has he gone? We'll keep an eye out for him today, look everywhere we can, and let you know tonight.

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The two sisters remain on the Dyfi, still being fed by Monty.

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16th August: Monty and both his daughters still with us

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17th August:

Here's Eitha impersonating an osprey that hasn't eaten for a week!

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17th August: Monty brings a fish to Eitha on the nest at 13.15

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We're pretty sure Eitha has caught her own fish this morning.
She returned with this flounder at 10:05 and was soaking wet.


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Monty: Everybody's Talkin'
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Welsh Ospreys, DNA and Genetics - Part I
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