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Thread subject: More Fishy Talk
Name Date Message
Tiger 05/02/05 06:44 pm It has just been reported on the Rutland site that their brooding female has been seen going fishing for the first time.



This year the pattern of incubation at the breeding nest has been rather unusual, with unexpected events being recorded.

For example, on Saturday 30 April the female 05(00) left the nest site to go fishing for herself, returning after 30 minutes with a small roach.

Meanwhile, unconcerned, the male 03(97), took over incubating the eggs. This is the first time we have ever recorded a female catching her own fish during incubation.

Then on the night of 1-2 May the male incubated all through the night with the female roosting in a nearby tree. Again, a first.

Marie 05/04/05 03:52 am Always a first for everything it seems in the new and fascinating world of Ospreys. We will certainly be able to rewrite those biology books on osprey behaviour. :-)
Cecilia 05/04/05 01:11 pm Well...a roach huh? Another osprey delicacy? I wish I had seen that! And it's so interesting that the female spent a night in a tree...certainly not what we've come to expect. Thanks Tiger
Nancy L 05/04/05 01:13 pm Is a roach a kind of fish in England?
Tiger 05/04/05 01:40 pm Yes Nancy a roach is a fish.

Cecilia 05/04/05 03:48 pm LOL for sure...who would know? Thanks for clearing that up Nancy! I had this really strange mental picture of that female flying into the nest with a wiggling cockroach in her beak :-)
Tiger 05/04/05 05:56 pm An example where a second male tries to court the female on the nest!

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