What a rainy day! As usual, the wonderful British weather is unpredictable and wild, and this summer is currently alternating between scorching hot sun and pouring rain. The past couple of days have been rather rainy ones! Due to this, there is not much recent osprey action to report, mostly because today the view on the screen has looked like this:
The juveniles have looked a bit miserable today, but now that they are six weeks old they are able to regulate their own temperature and their lovely new feathers are fairly waterproof, therefore they are perfectly able to cope with the rain. They may not be happy about it though!
They have been fed well today, there was a fish this morning and 33 brought in another large one at 15:25.
Yesterday saw a fish brought in at 06:48 which 2AM tucked into!
This drizzly weather doesn’t really inspire the juveniles to stretch their wings or flap very much, but 2AN did have a little go at flapping earlier.
2AN is seven weeks old on Friday, and 2AM next Tuesday. Seven weeks old is the age ospreys generally fledge, therefore it won’t be long before this year’s brood take to the air!