Hatched! Osprey Chicks At Last

Osprey Chicks

Osprey Chicks

Phew.  After a very long and frustrating wait, the ospreys at last have chicks. Twins. Here they are in the nest with mum.  Given how hard they were to see in the nest, and how low down they were, I can’t help wondering whether they were already there last week.  They don’t have that fluffy ‘I’ve just hatched’ look about them, do they?

Parents in nest

Parents in nest

 

 

Here’s mum (on the left) and dad (head just showing) in the nest.

 

 

 

 

Mum and chicks

Mum and chicks

 

 

Mum and Chicks in nest, Dad on fencing behind.

 

 

 

 

Female Osprey

Female Osprey

 

 

Mum

 

 

 

 

 

Male Osprey

Male Osprey

 

 

Dad

 

 

 

 

It’s nearly Christmas and, like everyone else, I’ve got a busy list of things to fit into the next week.  However, some of them will just have to wait as I will be going to visit the nest regularly and trying to get more pictures.

 

Osprey Pair

Osprey Pair

 

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