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BLUE 24 Returns to the Dyfi

Posted: Friday 1st September 2017 by Emyr MWT

At 07:08 this morning Blue 24 landed on the Dyfi nest.

It wasn't surprising really, we had theorised that she was the other osprey that's been around this week, this finally confirmed that it was indeed her.

The last time we positively had a sighting of Glesni's cousin was 3rd July - then nothing for eight weeks.

Blue 24 left the Dyfi on 3rd July


A few days later a young Scottish male (Blue HR7) that has been prospecting around the Llyn Brenig area, 40 miles north-east of the Dyfi, was seen to be pair bonding with a Blue-ringed, right leg, female.

Coincidence?

As far as I know, nobody had clear proof that HR7's new mate was Blue 24, but it seemed pretty obvious from a circumstantial point of view that it was her, the timing was spot on and we know Blue 24 has a habit of roaming around north and mid Wales looking for eligible males.

The fact that she has returned to the Dyfi at the end of August and beginning of September kind of substantiates the hypothesis that it was indeed Blue 24 that was pair bonding at Brenig. Her new Scottish mate, HR7, may well have started his migration south and knowing, as we do, that Blue 24 is a 'late leaver', it's no surprise really that she popped in to the Dyfi just to check up on an old friend.

It also confirms that she is alive and well; the winter will be that bit sweeter knowing she is.

Next spring Blue 24 will hopefully return to Brenig and progress her new relationship one step further, but for now, and just for now, we are absolutely delighted to see her again.

Wonder what Monty said to her?

Music: "How Time Slips Away" by Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson

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Comments

    Thank you Emyr and all at DOP for making it possible to watch these lovely birds.. What a glorious season it has been for the Dyfi Ospreys Monty and Glesni are such good parents and have beautiful chicks.. Clarach and her mate have done really well too..and Blue visiting icing on the cake..Safe journey to all the birds...Come back safe next year.. LynneQ

    Saturday 2nd September 2017
    by LynneQ

    Monty and Blue have brought out the softies in us, and no shame in that.  Diolch - thank you - to Ems (who knew you were such a romantic? ;-) ), and every one who works or volunteers at DOP. You have made this summer amazing; bringing us fantastic camera coverage, really interesting blogs and the friendliest on-line chat room around. I shall miss our beautiful birds, the views of the Dyfi, and the contact with so many people from across the world. Looking forward to "Here comes Summer!" 

    Saturday 2nd September 2017
    by Maryem

    thanks Ems ,Glen Campbell Willie Nelson and these two,you have reduced me to tears !wonderful video  

    Saturday 2nd September 2017
    by maryb

    Ending on a flourish! Mr Evans you are an incurable romantic!-and your signature blogs leave us loving the birds and Dyfi.! Anxiously anticipating next Season and repeating the success of this Season. The hard work of you and your team pays off!Many thanks- diolch yn fawr iawn

    Saturday 2nd September 2017
    by Sioned

    As the somg says - "What more is there to say ..."! Lovely  music, lovley blog(S), lovely season that's coming to an end. Certainly one of , even, the most successful of seasons on the Dyfi! Thanks all, especially Emyr (& the DOP team & volunteers)! Au revoir, not goodbye! Good winter & roll on 2018! <3

    Saturday 2nd September 2017
    by FP1

    That's really touching especially with the choice of music. Makes me almost nostalgic for the 2017 season already. Safe journey everybody.

    Friday 1st September 2017
    by Paddyann8

    what more is there to say - roll on 2018 Friday 1st September 2017

    Friday 1st September 2017
    by wabbit1

    what more is there to say - roll on 2018

    Friday 1st September 2017
    by wabbit1

    Thank you once again Emyr for a great blog - such a perfect morning to see Monty and Blue 24 together! :-)  Great photos, video and very appropriate choice of music! This has been a fantastic season for everyone and all the hard work by staff and volunteers is very much appreciated. I hope to visit again next year .... :-)

    Friday 1st September 2017
    by Daffodil

    A perfect blog and event upon which to close out what is, arguably, the best season ever for the Dyfi Osprey Project: two superb parents and three precocious, strapping fledglings sent out into the world with the very best prospects for their futures. Then to wrap it up with a visit from Blue 24, Glesni's cousin and the only other osprey we know of who shares some close relationship with Monty. what an embarrassment of riches. I'm convinced that we are witnessing something between these three adult birds that, while maybe not unique, is something we would never even have imagined were it not for the nest cameras and the devotion of thousands of watchers and especially you and your DOP staff. There is some subtle expression of recognition and intelligence between Monty and Blue 24 that challenges our comprehension. Perhaps if we could intrude more deeply on their lives with trackers and video of their every moment, especially the parts we never see, we would eventually understand it. But, for now, I'd just say they know one another as individuals and perhaps there is something analogous to friendship or even affection between them. I like to think so. In anticipation of another great season, DOP 2018 — So long and thanks for all the fish!  DLeroyH

    Friday 1st September 2017
    by DLeroyH

    This is the best possible end to the season. I'm so happy that Blue 24 is OK. Many thanks to everyone at DOP for another wonderful summer with our favourite Osprey family. Here's hoping for a safe migration and winter for them all,and looking forward to Spring 2018.

    Friday 1st September 2017
    by Fiona56

    Lovely suprise ending to a perfect season, Dyfi Osprey Project at it best, agree with others that seeing Dai Dot would be the cherry on the cake, but maybe next year!  Thank you DOP for your care in every little detail, already on countdown for next season, big hugs for all the people who contribute to running the Project.

    Friday 1st September 2017
    by Random Particle

    Wonderful blog on Blue24's visit to us this morning, and the music was perfectly fitting as I really hope she has found a new love in Blue HR7, what a fantastic year 2017 has been for our Ospray family's and wishing them all safe travels and to return in 2018  

    Friday 1st September 2017
    by Gina

    You had that piece of music ready and waiting just in case didn't you Ems? Just perfect. And a perfect end to a wonderful season. A huge thank you to you, the staff, and all the volunteers at DOP that work so hard to give us such life-enriching experiences each year.

    Friday 1st September 2017
    by cestina

    Thank you. *sniff, sniff* *wet eyes*.

    Friday 1st September 2017
    by Pammy_22

    An almost perfect end to the Season - Dai Dot would make it perfect..... :-(  Thanks to all at DOP for a wonderful season's viewing.  The time you give to looking after these birds for us and providing us with great blogs/videos/cam shots/updates is so much appreciated and I hope it can continue next year.  Will miss you all after Sunday/Monday.  Have a good winter keeping up the good work on the reserve.  Till next year...... Lally xxx

    Friday 1st September 2017
    by Lally

    Wonderful blog, and music too, well done as always!  It also seems appropriate now to thank you, Ems, and all the staff and volunteers for their diligence this season, with all its trials and tribulations, for your stoicism and continued provision of the best webcam in the world, most informative chat with its knowledgable contributors!  Good luck to you all for continued success in the future!  Diane (aka Parsley)

    Friday 1st September 2017
    by Parsley

    Thanks Emyr. That was such a lovely blog and video. So great to see Minty and his other female at the end of the season. A fabulous choice of music too.

    Friday 1st September 2017
    by Jennie

    Thanks Emyr..... winter will indeed be the more content for seeing Blue 24 :-)  

    Friday 1st September 2017
    by lynwyn

    As Alan said, took the words straight out of my mouth :D I was convinced this beautiful young lady would not migrate without calling in to her favourite nest (and favourite beau).

    As ever, perfect choice of music Ems. A great end to a perfect season.
    Roll on 2018.
     

    Friday 1st September 2017
    by Waterfall

    Great news, great blog and great choice of music :)

    Friday 1st September 2017
    by AlanA

Thank you Emyr and all at DOP for making it possible to watch these lovely birds.. What a glorious season it has been for the Dyfi Ospreys Monty and Glesni are such good parents and have beautiful chicks.. Clarach and her mate have done really well too..and Blue visiting icing on the cake..Safe journey to all the birds...Come back safe next year.. LynneQ

Saturday 2nd September 2017
by LynneQ

Monty and Blue have brought out the softies in us, and no shame in that.  Diolch - thank you - to Ems (who knew you were such a romantic? ;-) ), and every one who works or volunteers at DOP. You have made this summer amazing; bringing us fantastic camera coverage, really interesting blogs and the friendliest on-line chat room around. I shall miss our beautiful birds, the views of the Dyfi, and the contact with so many people from across the world. Looking forward to "Here comes Summer!" 

Saturday 2nd September 2017
by Maryem

thanks Ems ,Glen Campbell Willie Nelson and these two,you have reduced me to tears !wonderful video  

Saturday 2nd September 2017
by maryb

Ending on a flourish! Mr Evans you are an incurable romantic!-and your signature blogs leave us loving the birds and Dyfi.! Anxiously anticipating next Season and repeating the success of this Season. The hard work of you and your team pays off!Many thanks- diolch yn fawr iawn

Saturday 2nd September 2017
by Sioned

As the somg says - "What more is there to say ..."! Lovely  music, lovley blog(S), lovely season that's coming to an end. Certainly one of , even, the most successful of seasons on the Dyfi! Thanks all, especially Emyr (& the DOP team & volunteers)! Au revoir, not goodbye! Good winter & roll on 2018! <3

Saturday 2nd September 2017
by FP1

That's really touching especially with the choice of music. Makes me almost nostalgic for the 2017 season already. Safe journey everybody.

Friday 1st September 2017
by Paddyann8

what more is there to say - roll on 2018 Friday 1st September 2017

Friday 1st September 2017
by wabbit1

what more is there to say - roll on 2018

Friday 1st September 2017
by wabbit1

Thank you once again Emyr for a great blog - such a perfect morning to see Monty and Blue 24 together! :-)  Great photos, video and very appropriate choice of music! This has been a fantastic season for everyone and all the hard work by staff and volunteers is very much appreciated. I hope to visit again next year .... :-)

Friday 1st September 2017
by Daffodil

A perfect blog and event upon which to close out what is, arguably, the best season ever for the Dyfi Osprey Project: two superb parents and three precocious, strapping fledglings sent out into the world with the very best prospects for their futures. Then to wrap it up with a visit from Blue 24, Glesni's cousin and the only other osprey we know of who shares some close relationship with Monty. what an embarrassment of riches. I'm convinced that we are witnessing something between these three adult birds that, while maybe not unique, is something we would never even have imagined were it not for the nest cameras and the devotion of thousands of watchers and especially you and your DOP staff. There is some subtle expression of recognition and intelligence between Monty and Blue 24 that challenges our comprehension. Perhaps if we could intrude more deeply on their lives with trackers and video of their every moment, especially the parts we never see, we would eventually understand it. But, for now, I'd just say they know one another as individuals and perhaps there is something analogous to friendship or even affection between them. I like to think so. In anticipation of another great season, DOP 2018 — So long and thanks for all the fish!  DLeroyH

Friday 1st September 2017
by DLeroyH

This is the best possible end to the season. I'm so happy that Blue 24 is OK. Many thanks to everyone at DOP for another wonderful summer with our favourite Osprey family. Here's hoping for a safe migration and winter for them all,and looking forward to Spring 2018.

Friday 1st September 2017
by Fiona56

Lovely suprise ending to a perfect season, Dyfi Osprey Project at it best, agree with others that seeing Dai Dot would be the cherry on the cake, but maybe next year!  Thank you DOP for your care in every little detail, already on countdown for next season, big hugs for all the people who contribute to running the Project.

Friday 1st September 2017
by Random Particle

Wonderful blog on Blue24's visit to us this morning, and the music was perfectly fitting as I really hope she has found a new love in Blue HR7, what a fantastic year 2017 has been for our Ospray family's and wishing them all safe travels and to return in 2018  

Friday 1st September 2017
by Gina

You had that piece of music ready and waiting just in case didn't you Ems? Just perfect. And a perfect end to a wonderful season. A huge thank you to you, the staff, and all the volunteers at DOP that work so hard to give us such life-enriching experiences each year.

Friday 1st September 2017
by cestina

Thank you. *sniff, sniff* *wet eyes*.

Friday 1st September 2017
by Pammy_22

An almost perfect end to the Season - Dai Dot would make it perfect..... :-(  Thanks to all at DOP for a wonderful season's viewing.  The time you give to looking after these birds for us and providing us with great blogs/videos/cam shots/updates is so much appreciated and I hope it can continue next year.  Will miss you all after Sunday/Monday.  Have a good winter keeping up the good work on the reserve.  Till next year...... Lally xxx

Friday 1st September 2017
by Lally

Wonderful blog, and music too, well done as always!  It also seems appropriate now to thank you, Ems, and all the staff and volunteers for their diligence this season, with all its trials and tribulations, for your stoicism and continued provision of the best webcam in the world, most informative chat with its knowledgable contributors!  Good luck to you all for continued success in the future!  Diane (aka Parsley)

Friday 1st September 2017
by Parsley

Thanks Emyr. That was such a lovely blog and video. So great to see Minty and his other female at the end of the season. A fabulous choice of music too.

Friday 1st September 2017
by Jennie

Thanks Emyr..... winter will indeed be the more content for seeing Blue 24 :-)  

Friday 1st September 2017
by lynwyn

As Alan said, took the words straight out of my mouth :D I was convinced this beautiful young lady would not migrate without calling in to her favourite nest (and favourite beau).

As ever, perfect choice of music Ems. A great end to a perfect season.
Roll on 2018.
 

Friday 1st September 2017
by Waterfall

Great news, great blog and great choice of music :)

Friday 1st September 2017
by AlanA