…it’s a reed bunting, but it’s the only good bird photo I managed to take when we visited the marvellous Dyfy Osprey Centre a summer or so ago. The osprey nest was too far away for my little zoom lens to cope with and the light was poor.
But the good news is the ospreys are back to breed in the Dyfy estuary, and an egg is expected any day now. Since last year the project has upped its game on the live streaming and camera quality. You can tune in here and check on progress:
Dyfi Osprey Project: 2021 Live Stream – YouTube
20 thoughts on “This is not an osprey…”
hee hee you are right that the first one is not an osprey! Fantastic to see the live streaming again 😀
What a shame you didn’t see a ‘live’ osprey, but the live streaming is exciting.
Oh we could see them. They had fabulous telescopes set up in the observation tower.
marvellous photos taken of the bird and going good on photography and beautiful and clear images
I had the same problems when I visited a few years ago. But it’s great that they’ve taken to the spot. The only other place I’ve seen an Osprey is on a reservoir on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall.
The observation tower is brilliant, isn’t it. What a setting. They’ve apparently introduced some beavers this year to manage the wetland. There was a rather reclusive water buffalo doing the job when we were there.
That’s interesting – Beaver and Buffalo – whatever next!
Live cams for wildlife is so much fun.
Can sit and watch for hours!
Something to brighten up our day. I have only ever seen one nest (courtesy of a bird watcher and his very powerful camera) in Scotland. Though we did catch a glimpse of an osprey flying back to the nest. There is something so majestic and powerful about these birds of prey that make me awestruck.
They are awestriking birds. Graham’s also been watching a webcam featuring a Scottish osprey nest plus egg.
Yes, I wouldn’t get them confused even though I’ve only seen a live osprey once at the Preserve. I was fortunate, though, as it sat on a nearby branch for quite some time while people took lots of photos. Of course, one “real” birder complained that it was just sitting and bragged that he’d gotten photos of osprey in flight, but since I’m only a dabbler in birds, I didn’t care. I was just chuffed to not only have seen one but gotten some good photos. 🙂
I’d be more than pleased to have one sit and be photographed too.
I’m glad you’ve got them back. I guess they are an international bird since we also have a lot of them along our coastline, especially in the Cape Cod region. It isn’t easy to spot the Osprey, but their nests are hard to miss.
Yes those nests. Not very tidy affairs.
Great news! 🙂 🙂
There’s a nice speckled egg there now.
There is something quite humbling (and soothing) about watching a livestream like this. Thanks Tish
I agree. It does create a fresh perspective in all sorts of ways. Also a bit like a meditation simply watching an osprey keeping its egg warm.