2016 MARCH - LOCH GARTEN DU THREADS & DAILY SUMMARY

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Date of arrival and last seen

Eggs laid

Eggs hatched

Ringing

Fledging

Intruders

MARCH

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

21   EJ

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25

26

27  Odin

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30

31

Fish Skeleton.jpg  March count: (05 EJ) / (05 Odin)

THANK YOU: to all dedicated Updaters who have started threads and contributed with reports, pictures and videos throughout the month of March. 

Also many thanks to all readers for their comments in the forum. Please let me know of any inaccuracies.

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31 March

05:49 - Odin lands on the nest

06:23 - Odin back (beautiful snaps)

Ca. 06:25 - Day cam

More beautiful snaps

Scylla’s video: Odin’s second nest visit, EJ arrives, failed(?) mating

07:02 to 07:08 - Lovely snaps (EJ’s angel wings is a must see)

07:59 - EJ’s followed by Odin to mate

08:18 to 08:22 - Odin brings stick, potters and poses

08:36 - Both back and failed mating attempt

08:45 - Odin returns / mating

09:16 - EJ returns, Odin flies past

09:38 - Video: Odin flies past the nest and lands on campost

09:44 - Odin returns / mating

10:11 - Another mating

10:32 - Video: Another landing on the nest, no mating, Odin flies off and lands on campost

11:09 - More mating

11:57 to 13:37 - Both on and off the nest / two mating attempts

13:01 - Snaps & Video: EJ jumps across the nest like a youngster

13:46 to 14:48 - EJ on the nest calling / 3 mating attempts: 14:06 / 14:28 / 14:48

Up to 16:13 - ENS

16:14 - EJ returns and remains on the nest / Skydancing is heard

16:38 - FISH: Odin lands with whole fish and takes it away!!

Video: Good fish but EJ doesn’t take it

Up until 17:55 - EJ still on the nest waiting / She is looking up a lot / She’s calling for fish

18:01 - Odin returns with fish and this time EJ takes it

Video: Odin returns with fish and EJ takes it

Ca. 20:22 - Night cam

20:32 - EJ visits the nest

30 March

05:48 - Odin lands on the nest / Skydancing heard before his landing /  He leaves at 05:57

06:17 - Odin returns

06:25 - Day cam / EJ returns (picture)

06:35 - Skydance / Odin arrives and pictures (on catch-up )

06:40 - Odin pottering / Ej returns / Odin mantling

Video by Scylla of events so far including arrivals, skydancing, interaction and mating

07:18 - Odin brings nest material

07:21 - Odin off / EJ back / then Odin back for mating

07:22 to 08:07 - ENS

08:08 - Odin returns with big stick and leaves at 08:12

08:20 - Both back (lovely closeup snaps of Odin) / He leaves and returns to mate

08:53 - Odin returns with another big stick

09:12 … - Both return / Mating / Both off

09:36 - Odin with another stick

Successful and some attempted mating: 09:42 / 10:35 / 11:08 / 11:11 / 11:21 / 11:30

He moves a big stick and more mating at 12:00 

More mating: 13:02 / 13:23 / 14:02

14:48 - 15:30 - ENS

15:42 - FISH Video: Fish, a whopper, but Odin takes it away

16:34 - Odin brings back fish tail for EJ / Video

The “before” and “after” of the fish and Odin’s massive crop

17:10 - Mating

17:11 - ENS

18:23 - Odin returns but soon leaves

20:15 - Night cam

29 March

05:44 to 05:56 - Scylla’s video: Skydancing, EJ and Odin on and off the nest, no mating

06:16 to 06:30 - Lovely monochrome snaps of both on the nest and here

ca06:33 - Day cam

06:41 - Odin has a fishtail in his talon  / Fish tail left on the nest the night before (spotted by Moffer)

Up until 11:30 - Both on and off the nest / Odin nestorising / Odin brings stick and a clod to the nest / Lovely snaps by Moffer

Mating: 07:42 / 08:31 / 12:57 / 13:08 / 13:29 / 13:46 / 14:10

11:31 to 12:46 - ENS

12:47 - 14:32 - EJ returns / skydancing can be heard / Odin back with nest material (Moffer’s catch-up)

15:20 -  More mating and bonding

15:47 to 16:12 - ENS

16:13 to 18:13 - EJ on and off the nest / She is heard calling off cam

18:41 to 18:56 - Odin returns to the nest twice and nestorises

20:15 - Night cam

Fish: No fish was delivered to the nest

28 March

05:41 - EJ on the nest

06:02 - EJ and male on the nest and attempted mating

06:32 - Day cam (?)

06:36 - Odin (?) back and attempted mating

07:11 - Odin flies off

Scylla’s video of events so far

08:31 - Odin returns with no fish

10:08 - Fish by Odin but no EJ to take it

10:58 - Odin leaves

11:31 - Video: Skydancing and Fish delivery

11:34 - Video: EJ returns to the nest with fish 

11:43 - Video: EJ returns to the nest followed by Odin 

12:09 - Odin egg-cupping

12:11 - EJ returns and Video: EJ joins Odin

12:12 - RSPB Operation Osprey confirms Odin

Blog by Tess Tomes And that’s our BOY!

Up until 13:38 - EJ and Odin on the nest

13:39 - Odin leaves

14:09 - EJ leaves after nest-cupping

14:30 - Mating and Video

Up until 17:04 - Odin and EJ bonding well they have mated again a few times

RSPB North Scotland Twitter: Odin is back

17:06 - Empty nest

17:49 - Fish by Odin / EJ happily takes it

19:48 - Odin returns to the nest with a fish tail

20:16 - Night cam

Fish today: 03 by Odin

27 March

06:33 - EJ touches down briefly

06:37 - Day cam

07:54 - EJ back on the nest and Busy moving sticks

08:04 - Evidence that EJ has had a fish and videos

EJ on the nest and off for short periods of time

12:12 - EJ watches something above her (No sound)

12:45 - 14:21 - Empty nest

14:22 - EJ is back on the nest. She is looking up.

15:30 - EJ back and forth looking quite relaxed

16:04 -Video: EJ is startled by something and flies off to investigate

17:47 - Intruder on the nest ????  and Video

18:00 - No one is sure whether the osprey is Odin or not (picture of chest and underwings)

18:37 - More snaps of the osprey

18:51 - Male osprey back on the nest

Check page 14 and page 16 for pictures for comparison

19:20 - Video of the second landing on the nest

RSPB Operation Osprey: Could this be Odin?!!!

Twitter: Is this Odin?!

20:12 - Night cam

Fish (tail): 01

26 March

01:34 - EJ on the nest

01:51 - Lovely monochrone snaps of EJ

05:17 to 05:30 - EJ is back on the nest

05:46 - Day cam

06:33 - EJ leaves the nest

07:25 - EJ is on the nest

10:02 to 12:17 - On the nest again

11:43 - Video of EJ moving a stick round and round the nest

12:56 - 23:59 - Empty nest

19:07 - Night cam

Fish: EJ not ‘seen’ with a fish

25 March

05:41 - Day cam showing the lower branch

06:17 - EJ is heard landing on the nest

06:24 - Video with the sound of EJ’s pipes

Captures of a jay on the lower branch

07:05 - 08:33 - Skydancing heard and Scylla’s video with sound and More of EJ’s vocals

08:34 - Cam switches to EJ on the nest

11:00 - Video of EJ on the nest and EJ’s windy hairstyle by WendyBartter

Up to 18:13 - EJ is seen on the nest several times looking relaxed

19:11 - Night cam

Fish: EJ not ‘seen’ with a fish

24 March

05:44 - EJ arrives on the nest

ca. 06:00 - Day cam

EJ pottering

07:26 - 10:17 - Empty nest

10:18 - EJ on the lower branch with fish

Comment on RSPB Operation Osprey

13:27 - EJ half mantling over her fish

15:58 - EJ flies off with what’s left of her fish

Webcam  on and off

19:47 - Night cam (showing lower branch)

Fish: 01

23 March

05:38 - Early morning nestorations

ca. 05:55 - Day cam

06:06 - EJ on the nest / She is on and off the nest and nestorises

Some beautiful captures of EJ (page4)

11:16 to15:08 - Empty nest

15:09 - EJ lands briefly with a fish tail

Scylla’s compilation video of EJ on the nest

RSPB Operation Osprey: “Soap Opera” Osprey EJ Returns To Highlands - BBC News

EJ on and off the nest

17:45 - EJ flies off

19:06 - Night cam

Fish (tail): 01

22 March

ca. 05:30 - Early morning nestoration

10:02 - 15:15 - EJ with fish on the lower tree branch / She was there for over 5 hours

15:16 - First side view of the nest  and EJ doing nestoration

Scylla’s video with Sound of EJ 

15:35 - First view of EJ in the camera tree and the VC in the background

RSPB Operation Osprey: Stunning photos of EJ

18:50 - EJ leaves the nest

Fish: 01

21 March

09:00 - Twitter EJ is spotted by Julie Q

More tweets: here 

Blog: That’s our girl! by Jess Tomes

RSPB Operation Osprey: EJ is back!!

10:01 - First screen captures of EJ

11:38 - MaryGK’s video

13:34 - Scylla’s video

15:02 - EJ on the nest for the first time this season.

She’s on/off moving sticks and preparing the nest cup.

18:32 - EJ leaves the nest

Fish: 01