Posted: Monday 17th July 2017 by Emyr MWT

We had a bit of a scare over night

In the dead of night, pitch black, Menai somehow managed to fall off the nest.

The video is below, but here is the sequence of events in time order:

 

  • Menai tries to jump to the nest perch but falls off the nest
  • Incredibly, she doesn't fall to the ground but keeps airborne
  • After circling around in the darkness Menai finally lands on top of the larch perch
  • She stays here for over five hours until 04:05
  • Then flies back to the nest
  • Monty brings in breakfast at 04:25 and Menai grabs the fish

Just for a moment there we had that sickening feeling we had last year with Ceri. Luckily, this time Menai managed not to hit the deck - by how much we'll never know. It doesn't matter.

Can ospreys see in the dark? You bet they can!

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Menai lands back on the nest successfully

 

By the way - if you missed our short osprey 'movie' this week, here it is. We're thinking of making a movie of the whole 2018 season and making a DVD next year, will let you know..

 

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