Monday morning on the Dyfi Estuary and we woke to rain and lowering skies. Time to go home.
We’d just had a very good three days in Aberdyfi, in a flat overlooking the RNLI Lifeboat Station and the beach. More amazingly, given that we were in Wales and that the British Isles were/ and are continuing in rain-between-showers mode, we hardly got wet at all. We wandered on the beach that goes for miles, explored the narrow streets and paths of the old slate trading port, scrambled inland beside the River Dyfi, ate some very excellent fish and chips (in the car to avoid being mobbed by seagulls), and visited next-door Tywyn to watch steam trains at the Talyllyn Railway. (We Farrells know how to enjoy ourselves). There were even intervals of blue sky and sunshine.
But there was still one thing left to do. It involved a short deviation from our route home, and all weekend, as I’d been clutching the Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve leaflet, I’d been wondering if our weather luck would hold.
And it did. By the time we’d packed up, the rain had stopped. Next stop the Dyfi osprey family.
And that’s pretty much all I’m going to say for now. But we warned – live-stream watching can be addictive. There are three chicks in the nest, with both parents coming and going. When you click on this, YouTube will tell you the service is not available. Click on the Dyfi Osprey Project ‘Live’ window underneath the message. And if that doesn’t work, here’s a link on the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust site: http://www.dyfiospreyproject.com/live-streaming
Also if you want to see some wonderful photos of an American osprey family, pop over to Tiny Lessons Blog.
27 thoughts on “Dyfi Ospreys ~ ‘Reality TV’ At Its Best”
Sadly, I can’t view the video, but any vacation time when you expect rain and it doesn’t happen sounds like an excellent vacation to me!
Did you click on the left hand window below the message that says you can’t view?
Aha! Thanks! It made me smile – 2 of them asleep with their rumps in the air while the 3rd one is looking all around as if to say ‘where’s mom?!’ 🙂
So glad you could ‘tune in’, Joanne
How utterly marvelous!
Fantastic they are making a stand if not a full blown comeback.
The project has generated a whole multiplier effect of scientific monitoring of the estuary and all its life forms – lots of research by Aberystwyth uni which isn’t far away.
Oh, marvellous! Thanks for posting this video link, Tish
That is a big nest. Plenty of room .How far up are they?
Around 30 feet by the look of it.
Still along way to the ground should one fall out.
Oh how fabulous, I love watching the live streaming. I was an avid watcher of Spring Watch this year, just love anything to do with nature. You are quite right, live stream watching is addictive
We were watching the mother and chicks sleeping last night. Nothing was happening, but it was hard to switch off.
What a memorable experience, I could feel your joy. Tried to watch the video, but it was not available.
You need to click on the left hand window ‘Dyfi Osprey Project LIVE’ below the Not Available message. I think the not availabe is because it’s live streaming and can’t recapture the image on my blog post.
Wow! How wonderful. I know what you mean about it being addictive!
I love it when you get up to mischief, Tish 🙂 🙂
We have our moments 😉
When you let him out of the shed? 🙂 🙂 Oops- prying!
He goes there of his own accord these days! 🙂
Lovely to watch this osprey family although the wind was blowing a gale ( or so it seemed) and I felt Ma and Pa should have been keeping the chill off their children. But, then, what do I know? I have only reared two human offspring.
They are compelling viewing, aren’t they.
What a great livestream! Thanks for the heads-up.:) I backed it up to see what they were doing in daylight (3.30pm right now here in BC) and caught a fish delivery. Those babies were either recently fed or they are remarkably well-behaved! 😀 … got it on my ‘favourites’ to pop in for a bit of a view every now and then. 🙂
So happy to have been the means of delivering ‘Welsh’ ospreys to your distant screen. The wonders of the world meeting the wonders of technology – and in a good way 🙂