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2nd chick update 23rd May

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We are thrilled to report that following another successful hatching this morning, our pair of ospreys now have two hungry mouths to feed. During the earlier hours of this morning, our female again appeared unsettled and was frequently seen listening to the eggs. The nightshift staff had a sneaky suspicion that something was going on, but mirroring the events of the first hatching, little in the way of changes in the egg was observed. But at 8.08am the female carefully stood up and a little chick could be seen lying between two halves of an opened egg shell.

First glimpse of the second chick © Scottish Wildlife Trust

First glimpse of the second chick © Scottish Wildlife Trust

Thankfully both parents appear to be coping well with their expanding family. The female is demonstrating just now delicate ospreys can be, carefully tearing off chunks of fish to feed to her little chicks. The male has also increased his efforts providing multiple fish to the nest today, although he was maybe a little too eager when he appeared with a rather large fish still alive!

Our pair of chicks successfully feeding © Scottish Wildlife Trust

Our pair of chicks successfully feeding © Scottish Wildlife Trust

The staff, volunteers and visitors at Loch of the Lowes are over the moon with our osprey’s success so far and are keeping a close eye on the final egg, hoping for a full nest of three out of three!

Charlotte,

Perthshire Ranger.

Original author: charlotteranger
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