Brief update on Nest 2

Sleepy chicks in morning sun (c) Forestry Commission

Sleepy chicks in morning sun
(c) Forestry Commission

Although the nestcam was down for much of Wednesday whilst Radio Branch worked their magic (we hope, haven’t heard yet!) there was an hour or so of viewing first thing. Initially Mrs 37 was on the remaining egg and chicks. She got up to turn the egg; it seemed uncracked and had two tiny ‘assistant incubating ospreys’ to keep it warm! 37 flew in a couple of times to do some stick re-arrangement and remove a bit of fish skin, probably remains of an early breakfast.

Mrs 37 went off for a flight around just after 10.00. The chicks were snoozing in the sun very peacefully. 37 landed to make sure they came to no harm. And couldn’t resist dragging a stick across the nest and over their heads!

Chick 1 has a beg! (c) Forestry Commission

Chick 1 has a beg!
(c) Forestry Commission

When Mrs 37 returned the chicks rallied and (probably) chick 1 went into begging mode for a few seconds before giving up. Chick 2 just seemed to shrug its shoulders and turn over!

It is so wonderful to see them thriving in the warm sunshine, long may it last.

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