Ospreys

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:33 am

Still wet at both nests.

Loch Arkaig - Aila trying hard to shelter her chick without much success.

Glaslyn - chicks alone and hunkered down in the nest cup.

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:57 am

All the family on the nest at Glaslyn - Mum, Dad and the kids.

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:05 pm

Chicks at Glaslyn are beginning to exercise their wings.

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Re: Ospreys

Post by Butterfly » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:40 pm

Both nests are doing so well, I hope it stays that way, chicks are so beautiful and they look like ospreys now :love:

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:35 am

Glaslyn - female feeding the chicks as the male stands guard.

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:17 am

Didn't know where Glaslyn was until now.

Glaslyn (Welsh: Blue lake) is a lake in the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. It is found at approximately 600 metres (2,000 ft) above sea level in a cwm on the eastern flanks of Snowdon. It is a rough ellipse in shape, about 500 metres (1,600 ft) east–west and about 300 metres (980 ft) north–south, and the Miners' Track runs along the northern shore.

Glaslyn is the source of the Afon Glaslyn, the major river of Gwynedd, which runs east to the reservoir of Llyn Llydaw before turning south-west to reach the sea at Porthmadog.

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Re: Ospreys

Post by Butterfly » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:57 am

Apparently there was a visit from a peregrine falcon at Glaslyn this morning, I saw it in a chat, but couldn't find it on rewind. Can peregrines harm the chick this big, do you know? I wish it wold stop raining, they are all soaked again :rain:
They don't seem to be more lucky with the weather at Loch Arkaig :shake:

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:30 pm

Been raining heavily at Glaslyn. The ground above the nest is flooded. Mum and chicks looking miserable.

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Re: Ospreys

Post by Butterfly » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:34 pm

Thankfully it stopped raining, and chicks look so beautiful now :love: . On Loch Arkaig nest, one parent is eating on the nest, while all 3 chicks are resting, not showing any interest in food. Those are clearly some well fed chicks :D


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