All three youngsters are still thriving at the Dyfi nest with the male bringing in plenty of mullet and flounder. The adult female was last seen on Sunday morning, August 14th - she looks as if she has started her migration south. This is around the correct time window for first time breeding female ospreys.
All birds have been showing an interest in the new nest platform on Cors Dyfi reserve this past week giving us even better views of the youngsters - they will probably leave for Africa during the first or second week of September; the Dyfi Osprey Project will close Sept 12th this year.
Another intruder again yesterday, a non ringed female; I wonder where she was from? She looked like a two year old to me - she stayed around for an hour and was given a great display from the male osprey before making her way southwards.
We'll be ever vigilant over the next few weeks as the main migration of Scottish ospreys starts in earnest and see whether we can ID one or two passing through, around half of all UK ospreys are ringed.