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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. Waiting for the third…….

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.

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And a second

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And here is a sibling hatched just about 24 hours after the first. Initially seen at 14.30 on May 19th, Friday after an exciting morning’s viewing following the progress of the hatch from the first chip to first crack to the eventual struggle to get out of the shell. The new little body, despite its gruelling hours escaping from the egg was programmed to respond to the offer of food and had its first mouthfuls whilst it was still damp!

The third egg could hatch at any time over the next 4 days according to the dates – no signs today.

 

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