Images from Glaslyn ringing
All female, ringed blue/ white 80, OC, 1C.
Thanks Rachel. They certainly seem to breed a lot of females. That is 7 out of the last 9 chicks all female.
Sunshine in Estonia, although it's quite windy. The chicks look fine, the eldest two are growing well, the tiny is in the nest cup so I can't see much of him, but he's raising his head and looking bright. No fish on the nest, and they're telling Piret that they're hungry!
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Madis feeding one of the chicks in Estonia:
Big fish for 3 little chicks in Estonia. Piret in charge of feeding this time:
Update on Threave Castle ospreys:
"Osprey Update 22/06:
The ospreys are still sitting tight on the nest and are unfortunately still having to deal with intruder birds. Luckily our ospreys have been able to see off the other ospreys without leaving the nest and eggs exposed. We believe that the eggs were laid around the 26-27th May and the incubation period is 35 - 42 days so hopefully we may have some chicks around the first 2 weeks of July."
Looks like the big thick branch is snuggling up closer to our kalakotkas :-)
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Rain in Estonia, Piret looks drenched, she's huddled over the little chicks.
I just watched a feed at the Estonian nest. Chick 3 appeared to get turned on his/her back and couldn't right itself for several moments. It wasn't fed.
(By the way, the black stork chicks can all three fully stand up and walk around now. They also are getting soaked today.)
News from the Lake District today:
Lake District Osprey Project Good News and Bad. The nest has survived the storm and flooding, the chick was eating when we eventually got a look today. The surrounding farmland is under water, and we have lost all power from the nest, so no pictures at Whinlatter. Also the viewpoints at Dodd are CLOSED today as our staff and volunteers were unable to get into work due to road closures.
There must be troubles and suffering throughout the north-west :(
Kielder update here
Chicks home alone in Estonia. The little one has got a lot of catching up to do, I hope he makes it.
RachThe little one has got a lot of catching up to do
It started begging as soon as Piret got up just now. Fingers crossed, but it shouldn't be in the awful predicament that LG #3 was, with food shortage causing aggression. Piret is feeding the chicks a big fish at the moment but she's in the way of the cam.
3 chicks at Hellgate Montana now: