Making predictions during an osprey breeding season is tricky business. It is though, almost impossible to resist the temptation.
Ospreys at Rutland, England have two eggs as of 05/04/2022. This begs the obvious question; when will we have eggs laid at Loch of the Lowes? The resident pair of ospreys at Lowes began their mating behaviour soon after NC0’s return on the 23rd of March.
Whilst numerous mating attempts have been made it is not possible to say definitively when or if they have been successful.
From successful mating it can take approximately 10-15 days for eggs to be laid. Ospreys do not lay eggs in a single clutch but can lay up to 3 eggs with a separation of 2 to 4 days between them.
Eggs are no larger than a chicken egg and have a dappled camouflaged appearance.
In 2021 it took 17 days from NC0’s return for the first egg to be laid.
If this is the case this year we would not have eggs in the nest before the 8th of April. If they mated successfully nearer to arrival, we could get eggs here any minute.
Stay tuned to our Sway presentation that will be updated with all the major events of the breeding season.
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Making predictions during an osprey breeding season is tricky business. It is though, almost impossible to resist the temptation. Ospreys at Rutland, England have two eggs as of 05/04/2022. This …