The very changeable weather over the week-end did not bother the wildlife at all, even if the human visitors were shivering at times.
The ospreys continue to do well with all three chicks receiving plenty of food. Don’t worry if you only see two chicks feeding when you are here (or on the webcam). The reason there is usually one laid ‘out for the count’ at the side is because it is still ‘stuffed to the gills’ from the earlier feed.
Over the last few days there have been a few intruding ospreys over Lowes. One of these birds has a blue leg ring but, so far, we have not been able to read the lettering.
As well as the ospreys, there has been plenty of wildlife action: red squirrels chasing each other, juvenile great spotted woodpeckers being fed by their parents, great crested grebes nest building in the lily pads (again!) and loads of yellow hammers in the feeding station.
As I write, the male osprey has just managed to swallow the whole tail (well, tail fins) of a fish in one go – with great difficulty and a lot of gulps. So, that answers the question (asked earlier by a visitor) do ospreys eat fins and tails? Oh yes!