|The nest is 3 miles that way!|
|image: Andy Rouse|
- They can be easily identified in flight by a white under-body and wing with prominent black, fingered wingtips. They have black carpal patches and black tips to the under-wing coverts.
- The Osprey feeds on medium sized fish. The bird will fly above the water's surface gliding and soaring up to 70m high before it plunge dives with wings half folded and feet thrown forward at the last moment to catch the fish in its talons either on the surface or to a depth of 1m.
- The oldest known osprey was 26 years old.
- The osprey breeds for the first time at age 3 to 5 and they are largely monogamous.
- The nest is called an eyrie and is generally built on the top of a large tree. The Glaslyn nest was remade a few years ago and is sited on a pallet approximately 5 feet wide and 2 feet deep.
- Ospreys can be found on all continents of the world except Antarctica.
|Replica of the nest|
|A TV relays images of the nest in real time and the RSPB cabin is full of interest.|
|This is as close as you can get to the Ospreys' nest|
|Pontcroesor is a good place to catch the train up to Beddgelert|