At 1:14PM today we caught our first, brief glimpse of our third chick, having successfully broken free of its egg. However, LF15 very quickly sat down on the chicks, and in shuffling the egg shell pieces hid the newest addition to our osprey family from sight.

Our first glimpse of the third chick © Scottish Wildlife Trust

Our first glimpse of the third chick © Scottish Wildlife Trust

 

However, nearly 20 minutes later at 1:33PM, LF15 stood up off of the chicks allowing us to get a proper look at the third and final chick of this year’s clutch!

The third chick visible finally! © Scottish Wildlife Trust

The third chick visible finally! © Scottish Wildlife Trust

The third chick announces his presence © Scottish Wildlife Trust

The third chick announces its presence © Scottish Wildlife Trust

 

For a more detailed account of the events, please check back later on!

 

Paul

Species Protection Officer

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