Monthly Archives: June 2012

It’s a hard life

The bad weather means it is a constant struggle for the family on Nest 2. With three chicks and the female to support the pressure is on the male to catch at least five fish a day unless they are … Continue reading

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What a big chick!

The chick on Nest 1 continues to thrive despite the poor weather. Today was a mix of strong winds and, thankfully, shortish showers. Both parents were on the nest at about 1300 and when the chick stood up it was about … Continue reading

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Ospreywatch report: 27 June

The day started wet with the nest in mist. But there was a decent viewing window over the middle of the day, and the first very interested visitors arrived as soon as the nest was in the sights of the … Continue reading

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Osprey feathers

The continual wet weather is bad both for fishing, as the hunting male finds the fish more difficult to see, and for the vulnerable chicks who have not yet got waterproof feathers. Even adult ospreys can succumb to drenchings over … Continue reading

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Rain stops Ospreywatch, but plenty of fish today

It was a misty start to the day, with the nest not visible until nearly 1030. Midges were out too! After a sunny late morning the haze became a real issue with some of the 66 or so visitors not … Continue reading

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More fish please!

The chicks on Nest 2 had a low calorie day compared to Nest 1, as no fish were brought to the nest between 1000 and 1700. Although ospreys fish early and late when the light helps them to spot the … Continue reading

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Getting more handsome (or beautiful) every day

The chick on Nest 1 seems to get larger every day. Today, it was relatively quiet on the nest, turning that fish protein into muscle and healthy growth. It stood up and had a stretch a few times during the … Continue reading

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