Over the weekend all seemed to be going well with our female and her new male with the yellow ring. She spent most of Saturday morning re-arranging sticks on the nest. Later on that afternoon just after 4pm the male brought in a large trout for the female and we got a better look at his leg ring and it seems to be faded yellow with black 08 on the left leg. On Sunday we did not see the yellow ringed male on the CCTV system all day. The female spent a lot of time on the nest and on the perch at the side. Later in the afternoon just before 5pm she seemed to be sitting down low in the nest but there was no egg. Today we saw the female on the nest at 10am and 20 minutes later an unringed male osprey flew in and attempted to mate with her, she shook him off and pecked at him. At 1.20pm he lew in again with a small trout which she had to wrench from his grasp. At 4.27pm he was back with another bigger fish which she took and flew off to eat. This new unringed male then proceeded to tidy the nest and move some sticks around.
What is going on? Has this new unringed male chaesd of yellow 08? Will AW return and chase him off? keep watching the caerlaverock osprey soap opera!