Despite the damp weather again today, there have been drier interludes when the osprey chicks have been fed.
On Nest 1, the chick is still being fed by the female osprey most of the time. Sometimes it has a peck itself but it is not clear how successfully! Although the chick looks as big as the female, and female ospreys are larger than males, this apparent equality of size is because of the feather growth. In fact the chick will weigh significantly less at this stage and would look smaller if both birds were naked.
On Nest 2, the photo (from yesterday) shows a distinctly interested chick inspecting the fish the male, on the right of the shot, had just delivered. Today a very large fish supplied at least two meals for the young ospreys and their mother.