25 May 2009

This is the first time in fifteen days that it has not been raining, though we may get a few showers tonight. The ospreys are not the only ones attempting to soak up the sun - so are we. With the calmer weather the fish are beginning to pile up on the nest. (see picture).

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the chicks, if we can still call them that, sixth week on the nest. They almost are equal in size to their parents. We should see them flapping their wings more and jumping up in the air in anticipation of their first flight.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Earlier this morning I saw what looked like a chick lying across a fish. I wondered if that was his/her way of taking possession of the meal. Without much tail feathers, how will the chicks perfect their flying techniques? It will be fun to watch.

Vivian

toni said...

I have tried to access the Scottish web cam, but they now request that you 'press' the "play" button to see the video, but I have yet to find the button. Perhaps, by this time they may want us to contribute to the program before we can continue to watch?

moderator said...

The Scottish cam's play button is on the lower left of the video area indicated by the blue arrow. I'm sure they have streaming audio and video limitations that require viewer's to click on the play button.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL EDUCATIONAL SITE. I START MY DAY BY CHECKING IN ON OUR LITTLE FAMILY. ROSEMARY

Realist said...

Have noticed that the PLAY button on Scottish web cam does come and go. May depend on how many are accessing the website at the time (?). All seems to be doing well, at the moment, in the Scottish nest although the mother appears to really favor the first hatched. Hope her attitude improves!! ;-)