Glaslyn: Upgrade Complete!
Happy news to start this update, with a post from the team at Glasyn explaining how they've managed to power a significant upgrade to the webcam for the nest. The work to connect the camera and microphone to the mains network is done, in time for the return (hopefully 🤞🏻) of Aran and Mrs G.
To think: we should have birds on nests within weeks now…
New Jersey is osprey territory
The UK's ospreys had a pretty rough 2020, with many well-known breeding birds failing to return, and a general dearth of chicks across Scottish nests putting the Poole Harbour translocation on hiatus.
However, it looks like their New Jersey cousins over in the US had a far better year:
Alan Poole talk
The talk by well-known osprey expert Alan Poole I mentioned in the last issue is now available as a video:
Osprey watchers needed — in Florida.
Any Floridians out there?
Ospreys on… Mars??!!??
Did you watch the Perseverance Rover landing on Mars? Did you realise there was — incredibly — a link to a favourite osprey nest in Scotland?
Richmond & Rosie reunited
Over in the US, Richmond seems to have finally noticed that his mate is home:
And here's a good collection of caps from the nest:
The Migratory Urge
A small piece of creative writing summing up what our favourite ospreys are feeling — and may be already acting upon.
Did I miss anything? Let me know!