Osprey Diary 20th May

The wait continues……It is now officially the 37th day ( will it’s just past midnight) since the first egg was laid on our osprey nest, so hatching has to be imminent! I know it is hard to wait but it will happen all in natures good time as my grandma would say!
Talking to many volunteers and staff here who have watched over rmany years, there does seem to be consesncus that hatching is most often in daylight hours, with early morning being the most common. Whether this is by luck or good design ( so the chicks stand the best chance of drying out and being fed) is uncertain. Surfice to say they will probably wait until I am out of the building! more news as it happens….
7.30am….there is definately a crack in one egg and it has been moving…there is hope….
10am…nice big crack in the egg and chick is making great progress chipping its way out. We’re all as excited as you lot!

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