Has EJ managed to protect her eggs against the barrage of rain over the last few days and has spring finally sprung at Loch Garten? Find out more by checking out the latest on the Loch Garten osprey diary.
It's anyone's guess how many eggs have hatched in Cardiff as you'll see from the We Love Wales blog. Check out the webcam and see if you can spot them.
Guest blogger: Jo Keene, our Manchester People Engagement Officer
The first Manchester Peregrine chick picked the wettest day of the week to emerge from its cosy shelter.
One of our long standing volunteers, who has been helping on the project since 2008, was watching the webcam yesterday morning and noticed that the female was looking decidedly uncomfortable and fidgety. This was a huge contrast to how settled and doggedly she's been sitting out the deluge of rain the city has seen in recent days.
Kath decided to keep watching, knowing that the eggs were due to hatch any day now (indeed our locals have been "placing bets" on when the first one would arrive with the 26th being the firm favourite date). She was rewarded with the female removing pieces of eggshell from underneath her and discarding them. However, it wasn't until later on in the afternoon that we got our first glimpse of the chick and could confirm the hatching.
This morning, viewers were greeted with more eggshell littering the nest box and the hope of a second chick emerging. The parents have been seen bringing food into the nest box already to feed the first two hungry mouths and we eagerly await the arrival of the next two....
Stay tuned to find out if there's more hatching over the weekend amd check out the live nestcam for a chance to see the action for yourself. You can follow us on Twitter too - just look for @mcrperegrines.
There's something strange happening at the Lake District ospreys. We currently have two ospreys on site, who are busily mating and setting up home, but we can only identify one of them!
The male has been identified as one of the chicks born and raised on site in 2007 thanks to the ring on his leg. The identity of his female companion however remains a mystery! She doesn't have a ring, so we can't identify her that way, and ospreys are incredibly difficult to tell apart physically.
Is the female in question the same female who bred in 2007 and therefore the male's mother?
Is the female the same one that our male was spotted with last year? If she is then that means both of last year's birds have failed to return to site. No-ring, last year's male, still hasn't been seen and to have both of last year's pair disappear at the same time would be very unusual.
It easy to see why Barbara Thomson and the other staff on the ground can't be sure who the female is: “Although we think it is the same female bird as last year because of her markings and behaviour on arrival, we cannot be 100% sure as she is not ringed. She could be a look-alike but a completely unrelated bird.’’
We may never know who this mysterious lady is for sure, but one thing we do know is - there are eggs! Three eggs were spotted in the nest over the weekend so fingers crossed there should be the pitter patter of tiny talons over the coming months.
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