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RE: Glaslyn Ospreys


News that the third egg has failed to hatch reaches me today the 1st time that an egg has failed cry Im off for a week of osprey watching and maybe some volunteering while im there full report on my return smile

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The 1st chick hatched on Monday night at around 21.40 the 2nd chick hatched this morning at 8.30am the 3rd chick should hatch on Friday as this is the normal procedure with the Ospreys

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First visit this afternoon, great views of the Ospreys both on the nest and in flight around the nest , also a single Red Kite circling over the viewing area.
Lots of Swallows and House Martins, plus a couple of Wheatear, Buzzard.
Great site

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2 day stay at Glan Byl caravan site to visit Glaslyn. Report from the caravan site.Glaslyn and Borth y gest

Camp site

Buzzards
3 Red kite
Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Blackbirds
Robins
House sparrow
Swift
Swallow
Wood warbler
Wrens
Blue tits

The Red kites spent most of Sunday thermalling over the site and surrounding country side giving superb views

Borth y gest
A walk along the coastal path

Heron
20plus Common tern
40plus Oystercatchers
Pied wagtails
Cormorant
3 Red breasted mergansers
Dunnocks
4 Chiffchaff
Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Blue tits
Greenfinch
Robins
Blackcap
Lesser whitethroat
Swallows
Curlews

Glaslyn

2 Ospreys
5 Red breasted merganser
Chaffinch
Wheatear
Great tit
Goldfinch
Blackbird
Red kite
Swallow
Mute swans
Whooper swans
Mistle thrush
Long tailed tits
Heron
White wagtail
Canada geese
Buzzards
Greylag geese
Sand martins
Peregrine falcon


-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 6th of May 2013 08:19:28 PM

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Just returned from a weekend away at Glaslyn ,the sad news is it is almost certainly the last year the visitor center will be open,due to the fact the RSPB have withdrawn funding.The locals are trying to get something sorted out but funds are hard to come by,they are applying for funding but as yet have not heard anything.The site which has now been open for 9years now and was the 1st in Wales has been a big success thanks to the hard work but in by Geraint Williams and his team has been remarkable.
At present there are 7 Ospreys in the Glaslyn area the original pair along with another pair and 2 males both on nest and both being visited by a single female,typical female cant decide what she wants smile Of the previous years chicks there are 2 females nesting at Keilder,1female nesting at Threave Castle Dumfries and breed for the last 2 years another has been seen in the Highlands of Scotland and a 5th chick has returned to Glaslyn,these birds are the only 1s id by rings at the moment.
So if your in the area and feel like popping in say hello to the team ,be educated see the nest threw the scopes watch the live feed on the large screen and see some Ospreys this could be your last chance.

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3 eggs laid smile

Red kite
Fieldfare
Redwing
Kingfisher
Otter

All seen in the last few days


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1st egg laid 6th 2nd egg 9th hoping for a full house

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Up to 5 other Ospreys seen around the nest site this week.Good news from Keilder water that sum of the Osperys are Glaslyn birds,including the 1st bird to fledge 9 years ago

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Both birds arrived back earl this week 10th year for this pair,nest building under way male bird fishing.A third bird has tried to get on to the nest but chased off still in valley smile

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Sad news yesterday dosnt make any sense at all
http://www.rspb.org.uk/news/318857-rspb-cymru-withdraws-from-the-glaslyn-osprey-project-near-porthmadog-please-scroll-down-for-welsh-version

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All 3 birds have now fledged full house again

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Chicks where ringed today they seem to be all females
there ring numbers where 80 0C and 1C all doing well and starting to rip the fish themselves plenty of wing flapping taking place also Redstart chicks been seen around the site. Otter seen regularly

-- Edited by Graham Smith on Monday 25th of June 2012 04:57:41 PM

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Well done to the RSPB volunteers - warm & welcoming and very patience in helping those inexperienced at using scopes, particularly children. Also the enthusiasm and appropriate knowledge disseminated to a broad range of interests.

Very unusually (I was told this was the first since the camera was set up) but there was no live camera transmitting pictures back to base due to a technical problem. There is nothing like the real thing and was good to watch male bringing fish for 3 healthy young.

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3rd chick hatched Monday at 6.15am

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2nd chick seen on Saturday at 8.05am

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1st chick seen at 10am today

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Confirmed sightings of 2008 chick YC seen fishing in valley

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Female sat on 3 eggs another female seen in the valley happy days

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1st egg laid on 3/4/12

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Female arrived back today exactly same date as last year, last year she laid the earliest recorded egg heres hoping

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Male arrived back on mothering Sunday 1st seen on nest at 10.20am

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Looks like there on there way Hope to see mum and dad next year

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All 3 of the Glaslyn Osprey chicks have safely fledged. Chick 79 finally took to the air this morning. Thanks to excellent parenting by the adult birds, another generation of Osprey.


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Just got back from a weeks Osprey watching the chicks are growing fast eating 3 to 4 fish a day

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2 chicks hatched third due tomorrow with a bit of luck these are the earliest recorded births in the uk

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Just back from 2nd weekend

29th we found 1 Bar headed goose
2 Barnacle Geese
plus the bulk of the last list
1st May 3 Bar headed Geese

3 Ospreys in the valley the breeding pair plus a 2008 chick
The eggs are due to star hatching around the 9th May

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1st visit of the year and what a treat the resident pair where there sharing the egg sitting duties, also a chick from 2008 was on site over the weekend even sitting on the nest.
Sand Martins
House Martins
Swallows
Sedge Warbler
Whopper Swans
Common Sandpiper
Wheaters
Winchat
Red Breasted Mergansers
Reed Bunting
Pied Wagtail
Lapwings
Skylark
Heron
Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Canada's
Grey lag
Mute Swan
Shell duck
Oyster Catchers

and to top it all iv been asked if id like to do some shifts on the protection team


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The birds are back up to 10 days early this year mother now sat on 3 eggssmile.gif

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Off to see the chicks this week 3 hatched again top class place to visit free entry nest cam video of last years birds, only takes just over 1 hour to get there. Plenty of other birds to see if you walk down the river was there last bank holiday saw 3 0spreys flying,buzzards, whooper swans which stays over ,gray lag, barnacle geese,kingfishers, red merganser,the usual array of finches and tits and a pair of northern wheaters.

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