Friday, 5 June 2009

Its a Triple Bill!

Great news yesterday afternoon as the third osprey egg on our main nest hatched!

Those of us watching all day did wonder if the poor female had 'ants in her pants' as she was very very restless all day. At around 4pm there suddenly appeared two pieces of broken egg shell which she took out from underneath herself.

Finally, after a very long wait ( sorry to those visitors who patiently waited until 5.30- you were right after all!!) at 5.40pm the male arrived with a (tiny) fish and the female stood up. We were clearly able to see both wee heads of the older chicks (looking strong and hungry!) as well as a very wobbly third little face.

Just like baby humans, it seems wee ospreys are not very good at first on head control! We hope the cold turn the weather has taken doesn't disadvantage this late little arrival who is , after all, three days younger than its oldest sibling.

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