Chick Number 2 was seen just after daybreak this morning. At 6.40 last night the first crack appeared on the egg. This is the 40th day of incubation, three day longer than norm for this female. Third chick may appear tomorrow in norm incubation time returns.
EJ just returned to her nest. Pretty sure I could see a chick before EJ settled down.
Tragic events at Loch Garten. Still no sign of Odin. Staff assume EJ will return to the nest and wait for Odin. Or court with another male for next season. Odin has been a good partner/father but has fell short these last two years. They are not sure of his age, maybe around twelve. Could be at the age he cannot see off Young Pretenders anymore.