Amazing picture Keith, and thanks to Black Jag for making it possible!
Now can I please ask you all not to get angry at these chicks - BJ has already posted these birds are raptors and that is what raptors do.
Richard spoke to me yesterday - He said he was speaking to Roy last week who told him many nests around the area are empty. Many Ospreys were lost during a period when none passed through South Spain but ours were lucky and made it and between three of them returning have two chicks. Some have no birds on the nest.
Nature has revealed its good things and bad things but that is what happens.
Ok June call me a coward but didn't want to spoil it for Keith.
Keith I have missed the match and now I an crying....
Thank you and thank you everyone that donated and got involved during that week at the end of April... See what we have done....
tears here... nothing to say. Jag.
All for one and one for all.
Lowry - You know me also and know I like to tease for a wee while.
Seriously when Abby put on this view for me I said the same WOW and was amazed by the clarity. The staff said never have they had a screen so clear and so big.
Keith I think it is Abby this year. Abbi was last year.
I agree with you that there is no point in being angry at the birds. It would be like being angry with the wind or the rain.
Interesting news about nests being empty. It seems as if the ospreys had bad luck this year.
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BJ - I do not need your big lens now - I only have to take a picture of your screen and that was a quick flick with the little point and shoot Coolpix of susans not the Cannon. Your screen has given me one of my best pictures of EJ. Once I did this people in the VC copied me and did the same we were all laughing.
Keith,so everyone going to some great pics now from the screen,brilliant.
TIGER - You are correect - She will not see the mistake but have corrected it. She told me she has no internet so never reads the posts. She is a cheery girl but then they all are.
A quick post and Keith, I guessed but it is easy to say after you have read the answer. Honestly I had guessed.
Keith and Tiger, I was upset but all I want now is #2 to be ok and both to fledge.
A violent nest without a doubt and hope some peace soon :)
jag, I take back what I said lol lol. I was wrong again about a certain football player lol
Sorry, LOWRY. Just Joking.
June I know you were only joking.
I am beginning to form a new theory.
Let us assume that the mass of fish coming in has remained relatively constant.
Now the demands of the chicks go up each day.
There must have come a moment about a week ago when demand began to outstrip supply.
This is when we began to see violence from chick #2 mainly.
I think we were watching #3 so closely that we failed to notice that #2 was coming under pressure too.
Now the demand has increased even more and there is a new round of aggression.
Ladies and gentlemen...
It was not me but all that contributed... that have made this possible.
Keith that is brilliant! Lovely picture and a fitting tribute to our biker extraordinaire :)
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