Tuesday, 3 June 2008

More Good News: Backup Nest Babies

More good news here in the Tweed Valley today- the second camera monitored nest in the area, affectionately know as the 'back-up nest', has hatched three chicks. They appear to have been born between Wednesday and Friday last week, and are now approaching a week old, and all doing well. Friends of the project will know they are in excellent 'hands' ( or should that be talons?) as this is the famous Osprey pair who in 2005 raised four chicks to fledging.
We will bring you further news of this nest in the next couple of days.
Needless to say we are over the moon to have six Osprey chicks on these two nests considering the cold and difficult spring we've had- it bodes well for this being a bumper year for the Borders Ospreys!

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