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Martin Aaron Martin Aaron | 10:12 UK time, Monday, 9 May 2011

For the first time in over 400 years, ospreys are breeding in the Dyfi valley!

After many close calls during the last two years, the male osprey known as 'Monty' has finally managed to attract a female - no mean feat in this day and age!

The female osprey nicknamed 'Nora' has a ring on her right leg and apparently is a 2008 bird from Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

After 16 days of frantic courtship behaviour the pair laid their first ever egg on Easter Monday. The second came three days later on 28 April with a third and final egg appearing on 1 May.

Nora sitting on her three eggs. Image courtesy of the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust.

'Nora' sitting on her three eggs. Image courtesy of the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust.

If you'd like to see the osprey for yourselves then pop along to the Cors Dyfi Reserve, which is open daily from 10am-6pm. You can watch the birds on plasma screens in the visitor centre which show footage from the nest or view them with scopes from a bird hide.

RSPB - Osprey

BBC Wildlife Finder - Osprey

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