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Osprey Chicks on the nestWelcome to the Lake District Osprey Project website. Spring 2017 got off to a good start – female KL arrived 28th March, male Unring 30th March. Eggs were laid on 11th, 14th, 17th April.

First chick hatched Thursday 18th May and a second on Friday 19th May, and the third on Monday 21st May. A full clutch!

No 14 our ‘Star’ traveller, hatched 2013, spent the winter in Bioko. He reached Cumbria April 16th. Since then he has been flying all over South Lakes but does not seem to have met a partner.

The webcam is now streaming live pictures. Go to ‘Osprey webcam’ tab and click the triangular button (Ignore popups about flash player.)

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A Third Chick

 

 

Chick number 3 hatched on the 21st May, watched by a fascinated audience at Whinlatter.

Hatch dates then are 18th, 19th and 21st.

Although the smallest the chick quickly raised its head and started begging for food before it had properly dried – a good omen for its survival.

Both KL and Unring have become more synchronised this year in guarding the chicks and one is always close by – although because of their small size they are still vulnerable to the elements. KL has spent the last couple of days shading them from the sun, so they do not de-hydrate.

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