I went to Green J’s eyrie on Thursday 21st May and confirmed that Green J has not laid eggs this summer. She is now 24 years old and bred at this nest site for 21 years; she has been a very productive bird over the years. She and her mate are still defending the nest which has been well prepared and continuously used by them since their arrival in April. It’s an interesting part of osprey life to be able to learn how individually identifiable ospreys age and what happens to them in their last years. She is now roosting at night about 300 metres from the eyrie but spending all day near the eyrie, while the male hunts and returns with fish.