The third chick has hatched! Unlike its siblings who hatched in the early morning, it decided to exit its egg in the evening! Odin delivered a fish, a whopping 18" rainbow trout, at 21.20 yesterday evening, and when EJ stood up, she revealed not only the two chicks but also the third which was hatching! Yay!
Odin has been busy already this morning, bringing in a 12" brown trout at 7.50! He has flown off now, possibly hunting, the breezy conditions will make it a bit harder for him, but I'm sure he will rise to the challenge!
We await the next fish...and our next glimpse of the three chicks!
09:29 Fish delivered to the nest by Odin. EJ feeding all three chicks. 09:43 feeding time over and chicks all cuddled in under EJ. Some fish left over for Odin perhaps.
Logged on at 09:30 and yes you ve guessed it EJ was feeding the little ones with yet another fish. All 3 chicks seemed to be getting their share. I think the little one is going to be a bit of a character as he was certainly holding his own with the other 2 larger chicks. EJ left some of the fish and in came Odin to remove the remains and have his breakfast. Bassenthwaite ospreys now have 2 chicks and site B at Rutland Water also have 2 chicks now.
Hi quiet woman. We have not talked much this year. I hope it was not a young eyas (young peregrines are usually known as eyases) you saw as that would be very strange. Over on another forum they have taken to call the young ospreys osplets. Osprings have also been suggested. Perhaps we should try to forge a name for young ospreys.
Am I seeing things or has anyone else noticed. Odin, bless him, just brought in a great fish and EJ appears to be feeding "teeny-tiny" first and then the second chick. That would be great news if anyone else can confirm as well. x