Collective fingers and reversible toes have been crossed at osprey HQ this week after the hatching of the 4th chick at Manton Bay. it was a few days behind the others and has had a lot of catching up to do, to keep up with the chunky siblings in the nest. Maya and 33 have had their work cut out feeding 4 hungry mouths and concerns were that the last chick, as it is the smallest, was being pushed around and elbowed out of the way during feeds.
But today it was a different story! The chick looks like it’s finally muscling it’s way to the front of the queue and is getting some nice big mouthfuls of fish. And a very rare delicacy was served up today in the nest too! A pike was brought back to feed the chicks with!