– the eggs we retrieved from the osprey nest were fertile. Initial results from tests on the eggs have shown that the eggs definitely had started to form. This means our resident female, although an elderly osprey is still fertile. Further tests on the eggs are being carried out and we will keep you informed of anything else that is discovered. This however may take a few weeks, and still further tests will be carried out after that which could take months to get results back from.
However for now at least, we know the problem is not the age of our osprey. Who knows she may yet raise her 50th chick from the nest…!