And equally depressing that too few people care
Wildlife Trust calling for osprey volunteers here
First 2 chicks have hatched at Hilton Head. The first chick is named GV and the second is named RJ.
Tempo, it's heartbreaking and enraging enough to hear about the prevailing culture there, it must be even worse for you to live in it :'(
Here are the Dunedin chick and a parent, just chilling in quite a breeze. I didn't shift the cam to the road-view (that's why they disabled it CIRRUS) but I did shift it back to our subjects ;-)
Oops, I thought I'd trimmed it, it's too long for nothing happening. Will do so now.
Incubating going well at Kielder
Aberfoyle webcam is live again but no sign of any ospreys at this nest.
Lovely video SCYLLA and pic of Osp nest ALAN - it looks so remote and as exposed as the LG nest !
Webcam will be back on line at Caerlaverock tomorrow:
3 eggs on ValG's nest (Bridge of Cally): www.valgall.com/#/ospreys-2012/4562263681
No mention of further human intruders - really hope that means there haven't been any!
Fish delivery at Glacier National Park:
Thanks for putting link on here, Rachel. Yes 3 eggs now. Very surprised as 1st egg 27/04, 2nd 29/04 & 3rd 3/05! There was definitely only 2 on evening of 2/05.
All is well at nest & no human disturbance this week. I have now fitted surveillance cameras on approaches to nest so all covered from 100 metres to nest. Cameras triggered by movement & images sent direct to my mobile immediately.
I will post image from nest cam when I get home.
Very cold tonight & we have had snow flurries, hailstones & gales since about 2pm. Settling now though but temperature dropping quickly.
Just checking for owl activity but unfortunately very little. Not unexpected though.
Picture of eggs shortly
Image from nest camera yesterday. (Date is day out & hour is hour out)
Eggs are quite different from each other. All is well at osprey hq so fingers crossed for improved weather too
Val, three eggs - wonderful! So pleased all has been peaceful for you and the birds, fingers crossed it remains so.
The picture is excellent, you're going to have a fantastic view of the chicks. It's strange that the third egg arrived after a gap of four days, hopefully it will hatch in less than four days after it's siblings, otherwise they will have a considerable start on it.
You're in for a cold night tonight, but no rain forecast, I believe. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date.
Latest from Bassenthwaite: 3 other birds regularly seen, but none are showing persistent interest in the old (Dodd) nest. Meanwhile, the ringed bird at Kielder seems to be a mystery: right leg, white 37 - but NOT a Bassenthwaite or Rutland bird. So either Scots (but ringed on 'wrong' leg), or Scandinavian.
(all from the most recent update: www.flickr.com/photos/ospreywatch/)
3 eggs at both Kielder nests now.