Osprey Diary 21st July

  What a morning!  Our lone chick on the nest is a picture of misery- bedraggled!  Their juvenile plumage is pretty waterproof ( though not as good as say a ducks) and they are pretty good at thermoregulation now, but you can’t help but feel sorry for it! At least the chicks got a good meal last night and this morning so they should be fine- like all of us they will just have to wait out the rain until sunny skies tomorrow!

 More news later today!

Emma Rawling

  5pm update:

Ok so I know I said we appreciated the rain, but this is getting ridiculous!  What a downpour- it makes you very grateful for the fact that this weather has arrived now and not back when our wee ones were downy and vulnerable, or even worse, when mum was ill and unable to protect them. As it is, the chicks  are soggy but undeterred! Both are sitting on the nest just now, being the epitome of ‘optimism’ where  the possibility of dinner being delivered is concerned. Emma

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