One nest + two Ospreys + three eggs = a winning formula

In contrast to the past couple of days, today has been fairly calm. As you may have seen on the webcam, as of yesterday morning there are now three eggs in the nest! This is the average number of eggs an Osprey will lay, and the number that Maya has always produced. Sometimes Ospreys can lay four eggs, and it seems as though 28 would like a fourth, as he has been trying to mate again today!

The eggs have been well looked after by both the male and female Osprey. As you will see in the video below, 28 is becoming diligent in his incubation duties. He doesn’t always look comfortable, but this could have something to do with his damaged right wing, as he may not be able to bend it in the right way.

One intruder was seen today, 01 back again, but not for long. The sun has been shining, the birds have looked content. 28 brought in a fish at about 11:30, Maya took it away to eat and 28 took over the incubation. All how it is meant to be!

28 brings in a fish

28 brings in a fish

Maya takes the fish and prepares to take off

Maya takes the fish and prepares to take off

Both sitting happily on the nest

Both sitting happily on the nest

28 tries to mate

28 wanting a fourth egg

One response to “One nest + two Ospreys + three eggs = a winning formula”

  1. Joanna Dailey

    Glad things have calmed down although the Kielder Osprey Project visitors yesterday had a stunning spectacle of sparring ospreys to watch. It was great to meet so many committed and helpful people, and gain from your experiences. Thanks to all.