from fbThis morning we have taken the decision to remove Ceri's body from the nest.
Yesterday we spoke with other osprey colleagues in the UK and based on their advice and the following developments, we have taken this decision.
1. Neither Glesni nor Monty have been seen to show any inclination to remove the body - it is probably too heavy at almost 2Kgs.
2. As the body decomposes, it poses a contagion risk to the other ospreys, especially Tegid who eats his food practically touching the body.
3. Tegid has been on the wing for five days now - he is a strong flier. We've seen him soaring high on extended flights, landing on far away perches on the marsh and yesterday he had a dip in the Dyfi River.
We now feel the time is right to remove Ceri as the balance of risks have tilted. The risks of Tegid grounding himself on the marsh are very low, whereas the risks of leaving the body in the nest are becoming greater.
Dyfi Wales: August 16
Glesni was last seen at dusk, last Friday evening.
She roosted on top of the camera pole and most probably started
her migration at day break Saturday morning, 13th August.
Glesni has, in all probability, headed south for the winter.
Monty and Blue 24 on the Boing perch..
The window for Tegid to start his migration has opened -
he's 81 days old today. It's still a bit early though, the average
for all 11 Dyfi fledglings so far is 88 days.
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Blue 24 was around yesterday, but we've not see her yet this morning.
She has no reason to be by the nest now of course with Monty gone -
we'll keep an eye out for her and let you know.