does'nt look like she is feeding herself,
the fish was definitely there after Odin left
Checked out the DU site and they think EJ is just sitting there holding onto the fish so who knows why! Maybe she's waiting for a koi carp now she's had the taste of one!
LOL, you could be right Milly
Will definitley let you know if I see the Ospreys at Arlington--I've only ever seen them while visiting LG, never seen any others so it would be a real thrill for me to spot one 'in the wild' so to speak.
Thank goodness for that EJ now feeding the chicks and I do beleive it's stopped raining for the moment anyway. Halelujah!
Tipping down with rain again and what a sorry state our family are with EJ still doing her best to protect her young---and just as I type in comes Odin, bless his heart, with another FISH!--at least these chicks are being well fed.
Well never seen that before--chick 1 grabbing a mouth full of food whilst having a poop! In one end and out the other!!
got to make room for it lol
Sandy on the DU has put a pic up of the "Koi Carp" got to say it looks like a very nice large Brown Trout :)
Intruder alert !!!!
Hi all, thanks for updates.
This rain is so depressing but on a positive note, one thing I have surely learned is that at 34 days old (#2 18/5-21/6 when first left unsheltered) osprey chicks are indeed waterproof.
Obviously they need to snuggle up to keep warm but all this inactivity – I wonder if this will delay their fledging as they should be up and about strengthening. Just a thought!
Good morning, friends. Two chicks lying loosely huddled together. Raining? apparently not. I thought I could hear plinking, but if so it was being "drowned out" by the ever present buzzing/humming. EJ is either OOS or away from the nest. One bird is in sillouette on the dead tree.
KAREN said: "I wonder if this will delay their fledging as they should be up and about strengthening. Just a thought!"
But it sounds like a pretty good thought, Karen. Something to think about. Not just fledging, but how will it affect their general health and well-being.
Morning June. nest quiet just now.
Interesting post on DU about koi carp v brown trout –
Posted by Bucky on24 Jun 2012 2:14 PM
i have done alot of trout fishing about the Aviemore area and we call those yellow belly trout,you can find them in river spey and hill lochs.
Yes, Karen, interesting thought about the fledging. Haven't seen much wing flapping yet but maybe if we get dry weather as predicted, in the next couple of days then we should see some serious wing flapping---always makes great viewing.
All quiet on the nest with the chicks resting in what appears to be a dry spell.
KAREN - Your thoughts are well thought out - Yes they will soon have to start that flapping to enable their wings and muscles to strengthen. Unfortunately in this weather I assume not very enthusiastic similarly bad weather delays fledging. They prefer that lovely day with some breeze.
MILLY - The skies are supposed to clear after 18:00 and thats it for a few days. Hopefully these birds then can dry out - I feel like climbing the nest with a hair drier.