31 March 2011
Osprey's generally lay 2-4 eggs with three being the average size clutch. The eggs are whitish with bold splotches of reddish-brown and are incubated for about 5 weeks to hatching.
Update...Yes, We now have our third egg which she laid at 3:17 on Thursday, 31 March.
Our male appeared at 7:05 this morning and the female flew off. We have noticed a few more palm fronds and sticks around the nest so dad is still hard at work. I'm sure the hard rain throughout the past several days has hampered his efforts. We are predicted to have more rain today than mostly sunny into next week.
29 March 2011
28 March 2011
We have our second egg!! Thanks to viewer/blogger, Beth, who spotted the egg at 12:59, on Monday, 28th of March.
27 March 2011
26 March 2011
As mentioned by one of our bloggers, the weather forecast in the next few days is not going to be the best for our pair and their new egg.
With the weather conditions forecast to change the pair will have to make sure they keep their egg(s) warm.
Both parents have a brood patch, an area of bare skin under their breast feathers. Males have a smaller ‘hot-spot' than the females; however, the female ospreys have a larger area with many vessels that can be suffused with blood whenever the egg temperature falls. This instinctive ability allows the ospreys to sense temperature changes within the eggs and to control it within the nest through their own body methods.