We believe our osprey laid her third egg of the season last night around 11.30pm, as she showed all the usual behavioural signs. However, its been difficult to get a good close view as the nest cup is so very deep- we will bring you confirmation and a photograph asap. Just as well the nest is so snug and well insulated- it was well below freezing here last night under a gloriously starry sky.
Three eggs is a normal ‘full clutch’ for an osprey and more than we dared hope for at our females advanced age- though of course last year she did surprise us with a rare four eggs. So it look like we now have three chances of having a young osprey hatch this year- start keeping your fingers firmly crossed that the next month of incubation goes smoothly.