DAILY UPDATE (Loch Garten nest) Thursday 17 May 2012

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DAILY UPDATE (Loch Garten nest) Thursday 17 May 2012

  • And so another day in the osprey saga is upon us. Will we see the osplet by dawn?

  • I'm bringing forward the last 2 mini-vids so that morning joiners have continuity - and in case nothing else reveals itself:

    2344hr Listen:

    2350hr Look under EJ's wing...

  • EJ is fidgeting a lot right now...There is something white under there, but is it an egg??

  • hmm, both the video and recent live footage is inconclusive. The large expanse of white could be EJ's own feathers. We need a better view...

  • EJ is fidgeting about continuously, and mantling. This looks more like chick brooding than egg incubating behaviour to me...

  • Both the pixellation and the sleet on the camera are making this a rather frustrating experience :-/

  • Heard cheeping as EJ bears the sleet/snow

  • How about being born into this though?? What a rude awakening this will be after over 5 weeks snug in an egg.

  • Hello birdsong, welcome to the night shift! Will we see an osplet? Or will it wait for better weather? Personally, if I put my head out of an egg and came across all this, I'd be straight back in again LOL

  • The sleet is covering both EJ and the nest. If it weren't for the odd shuffle she would blend into the background

  • I'm trying to extract snippets where EJ "lifts", nothing spectacular yet but the babe is still chirping periodically.

  • Go for it scylla :-) I'm making an extended recording, and will look at it later

  • Sorry for delay, been weeding out false alarms.  See what you think, but I think that nest debris is distorting the picture - as if we needed anything else!

  • EJ sitting up and giving herself a good shake

    Occasional chick noises when she moves

  • scylla

    Sorry for delay, been weeding out false alarms.  See what you think, but I think that nest debris is distorting the picture - as if we needed anything else!

    It looks distinctly like something grey sticking out from that egg at the front which see is rolling around!