The third osprey chick has hatched here at Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve. The chick emerged fully from its egg at 7:46pm on Monday 23 May. You can watch the hatching process unfold in the video below.
The first crack in the egg was spotted at 8:45pm on Sunday 22 May.
Our breeding pair, LM12 and NC0 have made an incredible effort to provide for their growing offspring since the first chick hatched on 19 May.
If you’ve been watching the webcam you might well have noticed that resident male LM12 has an injury on his right eye – this may have been caused by an abrasion sustained when his protective, translucent, third eyelid, also known as a nictitating membrane, was open.
Fortunately this injury seems to minor and it doesn’t seem to have affected his ability to fish. LM12 brought two perch to his hungry family at 20:05 and 21:20 this evening.
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The third osprey chick has hatched here at Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve. The chick emerged fully from its egg at 7:46pm on Monday 23 May. You can watch …