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I’ve been watching a lot of live Youtube feeds lately around nesting Ospreys. There are many cameras setup in remote locations live streaming the birds and I, many others too, are anxiously waiting for the arrival of some chicks to a pair of Ospreys overlooking a Scottish loch. 

If anyone is interested the RSPB feed is here 

 

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How often do the parents come and feed the chck?  Been watching this link for an hour now (ppping in and out regularly and not seen the parents.

 

Carole 

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That is the female parent sat on three eggs Carole. The male comes back with a fish for her periodically and then has his shift on the eggs. She goes off to catch another fish and stretch her wings. The male is called AX6 due to the ID ring around his leg. She is known as Mrs AX6.

 

The first chick is due to hatch on the 9th of June or thereabouts. The full grown adult birds are about 2 foot long with a 6 foot wingspan to give a sense of scale of how big the nest actually is.

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Looks to be a larger bird in the nest now, must have missed the swap.  Presume it is the male, though in some species the female is larger than the male.

 

Carole 

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There are people in the live chat on the channel which you have to switch on to view. They normally comment on the comings and  goings with timestamps. Although they are also commenting on other YouTube feeds viewing other bird families. "Glaslyn" is one of them and there are chicks in that nest they have named "Bob1 2 and 3" LOL.

 

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24 minutes ago, Carastro said:

Still siting on the nest, presume chicks not hatched yet.  Very windy today.

 

Carole 

No not yet. Due very soon though.

 

Some live chicks in the nest at a different location.

 

 

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48 minutes ago, Carastro said:

Still not hatched?  Unless they ate sitting on chicks. 

 

1 chick hatched yesterday morning Saturday 11th June at around 05:30 ish and has been fed several times. Parents taking it in turn to keep the chick and the other 2 eggs warm in the blustery conditions.

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Just looked in today and spotted the second chick.  Parent got fed up with waiting and calling for it's mate and flew off and left the chicks on their own. But the mate arrived very soon after that.  So was able to see the second chick.  Isn't there a third egg?  Guess they will put all their energy into the first two. 

Carole   

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Yet there is a third egg. I just watched both of the chicks being fed. The male adult called AX6 (ring on this leg) brought a fish to Mrs AX6 (yes that is what they are calling her). The chicks then were fed by her tearing off bits of fish and presenting it to their beaks.

If you rewind todays stream (13/06/2022) to around 14:20 you will see the playback

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Thanks for posting this Terry, I am logging in most days.  Yesterday, I was watching them feed baby 1, but baby 2 didn't get a look in,  Birds don't seem to think they need to share fairly.  

 

Love the way the bird sits on the nest calling to it's mate.

 

Carole 

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Yes I know it looks unfair and I noticed that too. However dependant upon when you view during the day but they do indeed get equal shares. I was watching earlier on this afternoon and they both got fed. Their mum is really attentive to both of them.

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Chicks were on their own and scrapping today, one seemed to be dominating.  Parent came back with no food.  Looks like she is still trying to incubate that third egg.  

 

Carole 

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3 hours ago, Carastro said:

Just looked at the You Tube chat and it appears one of the chicks shot a poo at the camera which they have tried to clean off.

 

Carole 

Yes it was early morning a couple of days ago. The RSPB say they will clean the lens when they ring the chicks but that won't be for a couple of weeks yet. The rain won't clean the lens as it is hidden inside a wooden structure so unlikely to get sprayed by water although it did get a direct hit from one of the chicks!

 

I was watching them ringing some Osprey chicks in a Wales Youtube feed. The chicks are very placid while they do it.

Have a look at this vid.

 

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