We now have three eggs being incubated by our osprey female- the 56th, 57th and 58th eggs she has laid in her amazing breeding life. These were laid on the 13th, 16th and 18th April and generally osprey eggs take between 35 to 40 days to hatch- with the reliable average being 37 days.
A quick calculation reveals our eggs, provided all goes well, would be due to hatch during the latter part of May. The earliest hatching date possible would be the 18th, and the latest around the 28th.
Until then the dedicated osprey nest protection watch continues 24hrs a day.