Yipee!!! the camera is back,
Looks a good start to the day NO RAIN,
The Chicks are sleeping side by side at the moment,
they had a feed at about 3.35,
as i type EJ just flew in with a tail end of a fish, the 2 chicks are quietly food calling but have not moved from their snuggled together position so EJ is eating it herself.
EJ has now flown off
leaving the fish tail behind
Just a quick note as I should be doing what I am paid to do.
It is great to see ospreys at this age doing what they should be doing (even though I am not) at that age and not huddling to shelter from the elements. When I looked in much Wing Flapping especially from #1 and great to see them on their full feet (Fully supported). All these events are milestones in a young Ospreys Life.
JUNE/SUGAR - Thanks for the updates since the web fell over.
What a difference the weather can make and influence events.
Yes, thanks to June and Sugar for updates.
So lovely to see a dry nest--at long last!
Could be an intruder about at present as EJ is stood just off screen shrieking and the Juves (can we call them that yet?) are lying low but also protesting, though as I type they have gone quiet.
EJ still screeching--maybe she's telling Odin to 'go get some fish' The chicks seem oblivious and are laid down together on the nest--the markings and colour of their feathers look stunning--what a treat to see.
Got to go out---back later.
Morning all – isn’t it lovely to see some sunshine!
Keith: Thanks for pics – all very well talking/reading about conditions but seeing really lets us envisage exactly what Odin is up against.
June: I remember “I Love Lucy”!! I’m currently watching the re-run of Dallas. Onto episode 191 – I think there were 356!!
Milly: Like you, I love watching the wing flapping – it does make great viewing.
Referring to Milly’s post “the Juves (can we call them that yet?) – I don’t know. At what phase do chicks become known as juveniles? Anyone know?
One characteristic of a juvenile is the white ringed feather pattern, which we now see particularly on #1. But when they actually are Juveniles, someone more knowledgeable than I is needed to make that call.
EJ is food calling, #1(?) is preening & #2 Is sitting quietly between them. At this stage the white feather edgings are stronger on #1, but this I would guess is only a matter of a day or two before #2 catches up. The cam momentarily went black as I typed, but seems OK again now.
Morning June, chicks been preening/excerising. 10:50 EJ on nest mantling - must be an intruder around? 20 mins gone and EJ still shouting.
Richard Thaxton has posted on blog - 10:09 - HEADS-UP: WE ARE HOPING TO RING AND TAG THIS WEEK. SORRY, BUT WE CAN'T BE EXACTLY SURE WHEN. WE'RE WATCHING & WAITING FOR A SUITABLE WEATHER-WINDOW AND MAY PROCEEED AT SHORT NOTICE. SO THIS IS YOUR NOTICE
Not much to go on!!
I do wish they would record it that we could see it. June, expect at this point they’ll give us an update on their conditions.
I have never understood why ring colours are not distributed geographically. It would make so much sense (to me anyway) if each area, or in some cases profile nests such as LG, LOTL etc had their own ring colour. On sighting, it would make quick/easy identification as to where the bird originates from as it can be difficult to read the actual ID.
Karen it does seem that color coding could be used much more effectively than it has been in the past. I do think some considertion has recently been given to this, but what if any conclusions they reached I have no idea.
It would certainly be nice if each nest could have its own color. Problem is there are not enough strong colors to go around .If they were to go into the infinite shading of colors, this would be self defeating, wouldn't it?
Richard's notice about ringing isn't much to go on, but I give him credit that he has done the best he can to satisfy our curiossity. Must go read the blog. Maybe should have done that first,before I commented.
EJ is now feeding herself. The youngsters food call , but are not moving into "receiving" position. EJ continues to food call as she eats.
Karen/June - I will answer all your queries regarding your posts of 11:16 and 11:31 and 11:39 tonight as best as I can.
Richard is spot on what he has said and unfortunately can not do any better for reasons I will relay tonight including the colouring of Darvics etc.
Just looked back in to find feeding in progress, fish being delivered by Odin. Both chicks seem to be getting a share and making quite a noise in the process ! Me thinks they must be hungry .
Hi Milly, I've just looked in too. Working in garden weeding:(
Nice to see no agression - #1 and #2 side by side sharing :)
Keith - thanks look forward to update.