26 May 2011

Both MKD and TE are growing like weeds and parents Bea and Jasper continue to build up the nest since the two little ones are quite mobile and moving about the platform. MKD has a pronounced white spot on its chest more so than TE and is also a lighter beige than TE.


News from other sites...


  • Friends of the Blackwater Refuge are expecting chicks any time now.



  • Loch of the Lowes is on 24 hour watch in anticipation of their eggs hatching. Their male osprey is having trouble with crows and chasing them away from the nest.



  • The Dunedin nest in Florida recently banded their three chicks.



  • The Hailuoto-Marjaniemi nest, which is nestled in the artic forest in Finland, has four eggs.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the updates on the other osprey nests. With all that is happening in so many nests, osprey and Bald Eagle, I had forgotten about Dunedin. What a surprise when I went to that site today--they've about grown up! I must keep tuned in better. Who needs to do housework, anyway!

So glad that our little MKD and TE are doing so well.

Vivian

Anonymous said...

yes, thanks for the websites. The eagles in Decorah are really big now also. Our little Ospreys look like they are a handful for parents, when watching just now they were all over the nest quickly.
How big are they? 12 inches in height bigger/smaller? they look quite large in the camera.
Thanks,
Lynne/HHP

moderator said...

Hey Lynne,

I'm guessing the chicks are any where about 6 - 9 inches. I'm not really sure.

Anonymous said...

Whoops. Revise size estimate. They just grew another inch or two. "More flounder Mom and Dad!"

Amazing.

Peter

Anonymous said...

Hi
Ditto on the updates you provided :-)

Do you know what happened to the 3rd chick? It seemed to have disappeared when the cam went down

Thanks again for this great site!
The two chicks are growing so fast!!

moderator said...

If you're referring to our third chick...Jasper, the male, inadvertently picked up MT, the third chick, with a stick as he was maintaining the nest and carried MT to the edge of the nest. MT eventually fell 100' and did not survive.

If you're referring to another site please post back which one and I'll check into it for you.

Anonymous said...

Both parents are on the nest looking to the left, and appear to be making sounds. Crows nearby again?

Peter

moderator said...

Good morning Peter,

Yes, they are always around. Not too worry though, Bea and Jasper will run them off. The chicks are blending in with the nesting material. I had to look a little longer for them this morning.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the updates and new photos of the kids!
I have had a time trying to post on the Palmetto blogsite, Blogger is having troubles again.

Beth/Oh

Anonymous said...

So far no chicks on the Loch/Scotland nest and it's been 43 days since first egg laid. Their female is 26 yrs they say, so this year maybe no chicks. I watched last year and will be disappointed. The link to the Finland webcam gives great pictures.

I see our two chicks are back in the center of the nest and growing quickly. Hopefully these two will stay off the sticks when bigger.

Question...if the chicks get up on the edge of the sticks as they grow with the parents be able to get them back into the bowl or are these things they do not understand.

Lynne/HHP

moderator said...

From what we've witnessed the chicks know they're quite a distance up from the ground and will move about the platform checking out there surroundings. As they continue to grow we should see them flapping their wings - strengthening their muscles in anticipation of them fledging, flying off the nest.

Anonymous said...

sorry, forgot to mention that my concern was about the Dunedin nest.

The 34d chick wasn't there when the cam came back up on the 25th after being off for 5 days.

There was no mention on the blog and the moderator didn't seem concerned about it being missing.

Thanks for your help :-)

moderator said...

I checked around on other blogs concerning the Dunedin Osprey nest and there is no information about the chick that is MIA. The Dunedin blog doesn't mention anything about the chick.

Anonymous said...

Snapper for lunch? Pretty close to the edge of the nest!

Have a good long weekend all.

Peter

Anonymous said...

Wow ... just saw the fast reaction of mom ... hopefully in time to head off one of the youngsters who seemed headed for the edge!!! My heart just about stopped.
Appears it was trying to head for the lunch time offering of fish.
DB

moderator said...

No, another flounder.

Anonymous said...

these posts were on Dunedin today re the missing chick
5/27/11 - Mahalo! Unfortunately we do not know the fate of the third osprey chick. We have not had any banded ospreys come through rescue. The area has been searched and nothing. BW
5/27/11 - The fate of one osprey is yet to be seen, but there is hope, despite her tragedy. She was the victim of an incinerator. See photos on photo features. BW

lynne/HHP

moderator said...

Thanks for the Dunedin update Lynne!