Just around a week to go now before the eggs are due to hatch and they can't come quick enough for the night protection staff and volunteers!
We had another osprey visit the nest today, a stunning looking male with a blue Darvic ring on his left leg - probably a Scottish two year old prospecting for mates and nest sites. Last week we had a Glaslyn osprey, (Porthmadog) 2008 offspring visit for a couple of hours, another male with the Darvic ring 'YC'. Interestingly, of all the 16 Glaslyn chicks ringed to date, YC was the lightest chick, 1230g, and the earliest to fledge the nest - 49 days. He visited the Dyfi nest last week on his third birthday!
A female Marsh harrier has been making daily appearances also around the osprey hide recently and the nightjars are now in full churring mode.