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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Thu May 20, 2021 7:50 am

Loch of the Lowes - 2nd chick has hatched. Both being fed at the moments.

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Thu May 20, 2021 8:14 am

Raining at Glaslyn. Lens obscured and not much to see.

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Sat May 22, 2021 9:23 am

Pretty sure there are three chicks at Glaslyn

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Re: Ospreys

Post by Willpar » Sat May 22, 2021 1:35 pm

Good news.

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Sun May 23, 2021 8:27 am

Third chick at Loch of the Lowes. Think it was yesterday but not sure of the time.

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Post by Willpar » Sun May 23, 2021 10:50 am

Sounds like they are doing well.

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Sun May 23, 2021 11:15 am

Loch of the Lowes - The oldest chick is having a go at the other chicks. Not just the youngest but both chicks. It is pecking and battering, one chick at a time. When attacked the other chicks get as low in the nest as possible. With a bit of luck the other chicks will get well fed and catch up in size.

I have seen this before, the first year I started watching Osprey nests. It happened at Loch Garten but only to the youngest chick which it eventually killed. Hope it doesn't happen here.

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Sun May 23, 2021 3:55 pm

15.00

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Temp: 12 C
Pres: 999 MB
Hum: 62 %
Wind: 46 MPH - strong winds from the south south east

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Re: Ospreys

Post by Butterfly » Sun May 23, 2021 5:07 pm

peregrine wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 11:15 am
Loch of the Lowes - The oldest chick is having a go at the other chicks. Not just the youngest but both chicks. It is pecking and battering, one chick at a time. When attacked the other chicks get as low in the nest as possible. With a bit of luck the other chicks will get well fed and catch up in size.

I have seen this before, the first year I started watching Osprey nests. It happened at Loch Garten but only to the youngest chick which it eventually killed. Hope it doesn't happen here.
That is the reason I decided not to follow the osprey nests this year, they are just too brutal for my taste. Last year was lucky that no chicks were killed and I will stop at that :nod: . I will just follow your posts peregrine :D

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Tue May 25, 2021 3:32 pm

Think the youngest chick has succumbed to the attention of the oldest chick. It was lying in the nest cup not moving as the other two were being fed. Not a hundred percent sure it was the smallest chick. Of the two being fed, one was substantially bigger than the other.

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