Next morning, Ozzie knew his first port of call. The fish farm. He quickly caught a nice fish and dined well. Most of the afternoon was spent drifting up and down Speyside. A number of other Ospreys had already arrived, old established pairs were occupying their traditional eyries. A curious Ozzie was purposefully escorted from three such sites. His own parents ejected him from their territory too. He soon learnt to avoid areas where male Ospreys were sky-dancing; dropping and rising like a roller coaster ride across the sky, calling. He worked further out from his old home range. Ospreys were turning up every day now and reclaiming their nest sites. Ozzie found a vacant nest. He spent an afternoon on the nest or perched nearby. For the first time he sky -danced himself. On two occasions he saw Ospreys and called to them, advertising his ownership. Both were already established males and ignored him. On the 8th April an Osprey flew in from the east. Ozzie called and flew up to sky-dance. Ozzies excitement turned to dismay when the visitor turned out to be not a female, but a male, and the original owner of the nest. He immediately began sky-dancing and calling. He positioned himself between the nest and Ozzie. He did not intend Ozzie to take his nest. At first Ozzie was steadfast in his display but the older bird intimidated him, diving down and across Ozzie's path. Ozzie was out-manoeuvred and ousted.

To attract a mate the male Osprey performs the sky-dance. He rises high into the air and hangs there for a second with feet dangling, then dives down, before sweeping up again, calling excitedly. He repeats the display for several minutes, and he often carries a scrap of nest material or a fish as if to prove his ability to provide for the pair!