25 April 2008

Where are the Chicks?

Not much has happened since the last entry: the ospreys have continued mating and maintaining the nest. The female has spent more attention to the area where the eggs were last seen, which is a good sign. This weekend is the 6th week since the first egg was laid. The pair has been taking turns watching the nest and been seen with their heads buried in the nest as though they were rotating the eggs.

Did the colder weather a few weeks ago harm the eggs while the adults left the nest totally unguarded? Our ospreys returned, but were not attentive to their eggs while the weather was unfavorably cool. Will these eggs hatch?

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