Feeding and Flapping

The chicks are now just over four weeks old, today they were busy exercising their wings and having ago at  feeding themselves.  We have also been having a few intrusions into the bay, but considering we now have 26 individual osprey around Rutland that’s not surprising, lucky they just seem to be investigating and don’t cause any trouble.


 

The chick hasn’t quite got the hang of pulling bits of fish off yet. 

Tries the second fish to see if it’s easier.

 

The second chicks tries to feed as well, Maya doesn’t seem bothered.

Maya is still making sure the chicks are properly fed.

It’s a good job 33 is a great at fishing with all these mouths to feed, this morning he managed to bring in two fish in less than an hour!