30 April 2011
21 April 2011
Jasper will definitely be busy bringing in more and bigger fish to feed all the hungry little mouths.
20 April 2011
19 April 2011
14 April 2011
08 April 2011
04 April 2011
So far Bea and Jasper are doing a fine job caring for their eggs as both continue to take turns incubating the eggs and are bringing in new nesting material. The normal clutch size is three eggs so our pair is right on track. We hardly see one of them off the eggs as they must be kept at a certain temperature for the chicks to develop properly.
Another reason is to protect the eggs from predators. If the eggs were left unattended for long periods, they would be vulnerable to attack from land predators such as raccoons and foxes. Since our nest is clearly out of their reach the ospreys have daytime aerial predators such as eagles, crows, or vultures, and nocturnal predation from great horned owls.
03 April 2011
Osprey webcam thrills bird lovers as Lady of the Loch awaits mate
Thousands log on worldwide to watch oldest breeding osprey keep vigil beside Scottish loch http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/apr/03/osprey-webcam-lady-scotland