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First Osprey egg hatches out Sunday 25th May 2014

Posted on 26th May 2014 by Brian Morrell

The first osprey egg of the three laid this year hatched out on Sunday morning the 25th of May with the 2nd & 3rd hopefully due to hatch in the next few days at probably two day intervals. If they … [...]

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Flounder for lunch

Posted on 3rd June 2013 by Brian Morrell

After the second hatching on Saturday things look to be going well on the osprey nest. Both chicks are being fed and the second chick is now looking stronger and easily capable of lifting it’s head up to be fed &[...]

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New chick doing well

Posted on 31st May 2013 by Brian Morrell

Both birds on the nest at 12 noon today in the sunshine. Still one hungry looking chick and one unhatched egg. All looking good,the  chick does indeed look stronger today. Thankfully we have warm sunny weather and it [...]

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first egg hatches at around 1pm today

Posted on 30th May 2013 by Brian Morrell

We have an osprey chick on the nest. The first egg hatched out at around 1pm today. The male returned at 3.10pm with a fish and she started to feed the chick, sadly with her back to the camera. I … [...]

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Still 2 eggs this morning - viewing time increased till 8pm

Posted on 30th May 2013 by Brian Morrell

Phoot from this morning showing our male osprey 08 and the 2 eggs in the nest. Yet more sticks brought in by both birds this morning and arranged around the edge of the nest, including a particularly awkward piece of &[...]

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Restless birds on the nest

Posted on 28th May 2013 by Brian Morrell

There has been a lot of coming and going by the male this morning bringing in more sticks, pieces of bark and clumps of rushes. The bark has been neatly arranged by the female along one side and she has … [...]

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No chick yet, still sitting on 2 eggs in the rain

Posted on 27th May 2013 by Brian Morrell

The weather has taken a turn for the worse again and the low pressure has brought in more rain. Both birds are taking their turn on the two eggs today and still no sign of hatching. It is difficult to … [...]

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One egg discarded

Posted on 23rd May 2013 by Brian Morrell

Just after 1pm today the female osprey came back to take over on the nest and promptly picked up one egg in her beak and deposited it on the edge of the nest. She is still incubating the two remaining … [...]

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All well on the nest despite a sleet shower

Posted on 23rd May 2013 by Brian Morrell

All, is well on the osprey nest today, however the chilly NW wind brought a sharp sleet shower just before lunchtime. The male has broght in a fish for the female and more sticks and is taking a turn at sitting &hellip[...]

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Building up the nest in the sun

Posted on 21st May 2013 by Brian Morrell

There has been quite a bit of activity this morning on the osprey nest. Both birds have been taking turns in sitting and in bringing in more sticks. At one point the male brought in a huge stick which they … [...]

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