14 April 2009



We have our first osprey chick!!!!! 8) We are dubbing it "GJ".

The first egg was laid March 7 - hatched April 14 (38 days). The second egg was laid March 10 with a possible hatch date of April 17 and the third was laid March 12/13 with a hatch date of April 19/20.

20 comments:

toni said...

Wonderful!!! Hard to see, but will probably become clearer.

toni said...

Thank you!! Those close up images were terrific!

Anonymous said...

Yippee!!

Beth

Anonymous said...

How exciting! I can't see the little one yet, but it will be fun watching things develop. What is the expected date of the next arrival?

Vivian

Anonymous said...

GJ for Good Job? Cute!

Vivian

Anonymous said...

This is great.. !! Congrats>>

Anonymous said...

Does she start feeding that chick now or is she waiting for the male to return and the other eggs to hatch?

moderator said...

Normally the male provides the fish for the female and chick(s).

Anonymous said...

This is so cool - my son's going to love it! Terrific images in the gallery....

Welcome GJ!

Linda

Anonymous said...

Amazing - at a little after 3:00 - the male was there when I logged on, I think he may have brought food because it looked like the female was feeding the chick - SO Cool!

Linda

Anonymous said...

So great to see the new chick. Awaiting to see it fed for the first time.
Mary

toni said...

What superb close-ups!! Wow! This is a terrific experience watching them.

Anonymous said...

Great Shots of GJ a minute ago.. cant wait to see her feed him/her..GJ looked hungry :)

jazzel26 said...

A very special day for the Hilton Head Nest. Thank you, everyone behind the cam, great job!!!

Linda

Anonymous said...

It seems like the male stands by but doesn't cover the chick and eggs when the female leaves the nest. Is this normal?

Vivian

moderator said...

The parenting roles usually consist of the male providing fish back to the nest while the female protects the eggs/chicks.

It does seem the male does not know what to make of the new addition to the family.

Anonymous said...

I haven't seem them feed the chick yet.. should we be concerned? Yes I am watching this all day while I am at work but it is so worth it.

Anonymous said...

Oh, what fun! I just watched mama osprey feed GJ and then tuck him under her. It looked like she was really working to get things in place, or was GJ just not ready to be tucked in?

The new pictures of GJ in the gallery are really wonderful. Thanks!!

Vivian

Anonymous said...

I am glad GJ has sunshine on his/her first day. Thanks to all of the folks at Palmetto Electric for sharing the event. Judy

wvgal_dana said...

This is just so so exciting for this nest. To have a chick finally!!!