A bleak look out for the ospreys as the magpies stole another chick at 17.00 last night as this account describes.
16:58. I put on my IPad to have a look, KL + two chicks.
16:59. KL lifts off.
17:00. A magpie comes in from the right of the picture, barely pauses but after it has passed there is only ONE chick. IPad picture does not have all the image so I’ve checked it with my main computer, unfortunately I can confirm that there is now only ONE chick.
KL came back to the nest almost immediately but Initially appeared not to notice.
She starts to settle at 17:08 but is obviously uncomfortable. 17:12. still not comfortable. 17:22 starts preening.
It has been a sad day, but yet another chapter in the real life saga of the Bassenthwaite Ospreys.
On the other side of the coin
The chances of seeing Number 14 somewhere in the South Lakes, North Lancashire must be good at the moment. On Saturday he was on Elterwater (1400), and Coniston (1700). On Sunday Leighton Moss in front of the new tower (0800) Killington Res.(1500) South Kendal – Kentwood Road (1600) and at 9.00 this morning near Hornby Lancashire. Still very much in the south Lakes tri-angle for most of the time. So the story goes on.