13 May 2013

It's now been three weeks since KG hatched and both chicks appear to be doing well. They are now growing their pin or blood feathers. From the Dennis Puleston Osprey site.... Feathers start replacing down at about 2 wks of age...pin feathers begin to appear on the head and neck. Darker body feathers follow, with primaries, secondaries and wing and tail feathers at about 3 wks of age.

5 comments:

birdgirl said...

Great closeup showing how the little chicks are developing. They really are moving around--and up--the nest a lot now. So far, Bea seems to stay close to them. Hope she's whispering that they should stay clear of the edge!

Vivian

Carol said...

Looks like they have really built up the rim of the nest in the past couple of days. Looks way better than last year's.

birdgirl said...

Our little chicks look like they are being well fed! Jasper is a good provider and Bea is a wonderful "mother."

Vivian

Anonymous said...

I'm just amazed at how the adult ospreys guard the two little sweethearts from falling over the edge. Nature sure is wonderful....wish humans were more like nature.

The two B's

Carol said...

Nice to see Jasper has provided Bea with a perch in the nest. She must have complained of stiffness in her talons! lol