Congratulations to our pair of breeding ospreys for their second egg of the season! We first spotted the new egg at 2:40pm when the female stood up on the nest to examine her growing clutch.
LF15 first started to show signs of contractions at 2:30pm but had started to look restless on the nest about 15 minutes before, standing up, fidgeting and flapping her wings. The actual egg laying process was surprisingly short, with her period of contractions only lasting about 7 minutes.
It will be a 35-40 day wait until these mottled brown eggs should begin to hatch, but in the meantime, we are hopeful that another final egg will be laid within the next 3 days.
Freya – Species Protection Officer