It’s behind you!

We couldn’t believe how much the chicks had grown when we turned on the camera this morning! They looked huge, in comparison to yesterday. To prove the reason why they look so good, 33 brought in another great big roach at about 08:30! Maya took it from him and looked set to feed the chicks, however, they all seemed more interested in 33, and were looking at him instead! She looked slightly confused, wondering why there were no mouths to feed! Eventually, they realised which parent had the fish and was going to feed them, and they slowly shuffled round to face Maya, who happily filled their cute little faces with fish.

Chicks looking the wrong way

Chicks looking the wrong way

Chick feed

Chicks feeding

 

When Maya and the chicks had finished, 33 came back for the remains of the roach. He brought it back a little while later, though, and gave it back to Maya. They are very good at sharing!

33 brings the fish back

33 brings the fish back

Maya feeds the chicks

Maya feeds the chicks

 

As Maya happily fed the chicks, 33 flew off to catch another one!

Maya in high definition

Maya in high definition

 

It’s lovely watching the contented domestic life of the Ospreys. 33 is proving to be a superb partner to Maya and father to the chicks. He often sits on the nest with them, and keeps looking at the chicks, making sure they’re definitely there!

Happy families

Happy families

 

If you would like to learn more about the Ospreys and the Lyndon Nature Reserve, why not join Project Leader and Osprey Expert Tim Mackrill, on a evening guided walk on Wednesday 3rd June! The walk begins at 5:30pm and finishes at 8pm – a lovely time of day to be out. It’s sure to be a fabulous experience, but places are limited, so click here to book now and secure your place!

The Osprey Cruises are also selling out fast! The 6th and 13th June are completely sold out, so the next cruise with available places is on Saturday 20th June – click here to book your place! 

33, Maya and chicks

33, Maya and chicks