Osprey Diary 23rd May

Will it be three today?
After two months of intrigue and expectation we are over the moon to have two bonny osprey chicks on our nest at Loch of the Lowes. After all the early season worry about the females fertility (considering her veteran status) , her new male partner’s unproven record, and the eggs exposure to cold during incubation, I have to say that two chicks is more than I dared hoped for.
Will the third egg hatch and be as healthy? Today marks the 35th day for this egg, and time for it to hatch, though it is always possible for it to go a couple of extra days.
It is not unusual for osprey chicks to be born up to a week apart and still happily co-exist on the nest, and all go on to fledge, so even if it’s a bit late, it is not a cause for concern. We are all just impatient to see if it will be a happy hat-trick!
Thanks again for all the good wishes and lovely feedback you’ve sent the team- it has been greatly appreciated.
Emma and Kyle on nightwatch

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