Mrs G helped the little one get the top shell off. Mrs G is the oldest Osprey in Wales and this is her 47th chick. Incredible.
Mrs G isn’t giving much away!
What is a hatch? The folks at Loch of the Lowes were shouting that NC0’s first one had hatched. You could just see it. I could not find a time stamp for the Loch of the Lowes nest but Q1 at the Glaslyn Nest entered the world at 00.08 on 18 May 2021 officially.
Congratulations Aran and Mrs G on your first hatch of the 2021 season.
It was Blue NC0s first hatch ever. Mrs G has laid at least 54 eggs to date and has had 46 chicks hatch and 41 fledge – not counting the 2021 clutch. She has at least 100 grand chicks. She is extremely experienced!
Thanks to the Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife for their streaming cam! That is where I took my screen shots.
I went to the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1990 and received my PhD from the University of Leicester in 1993. After three decades of university teaching, I retired to devote my time to the study of raptor behaviour. I am particularly interested in Ospreys and am working on a long term project on third hatch survival and siblicide in these raptors. My blog is a result of a fascination with my local wildlife and the desire to encourage others to love and care for birds! I live on the Canadian Prairies and prior to the pandemic travelled a lot. I am questioning the use of aviation fuel at the moment as we all strive to help our planet. My early research was in politics and art including British public statues exported to Southeast Asia and Vietnam Resistors that contributed much to Canadian ceramics. Books and articles were published on those subjects over a period of 3 decades. Now I am working on books for children so they can learn about the challenges our raptors face.
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