How do you say ‘cute’ in Osplet?

The Port Lincoln Ospreys welcomed two osplets born so close together that it has made a record for the barge. No hatches at dusk and two hatches by dawn! And they are soooooooo cute.

Do you think they are born with their mouths open wanting fish?

First one.

First feeding for both was at 07:02.

Just look at that natural reflex to open their mouths. In fact, every time mom gets up to check on them they open their mouths.

Absolutely adorable with their light grey down and that distinctive dark eye mask.

Look at those fat little arms. Oh, these are two healthy new hatches. Simply adorable. I hope that their hatching times, so close together, brings this nest much luck. Hopefully the next egg will hatch really soon or not at all. Two healthy fledglings would be grand.

Mom is taking a much needed nap! Can you imagine having two hatching bumping little osplets under you all night????

While everyone was celebrating the good news at Port Lincoln, sadly, a fox took the two eggs from the Turnby Island nest. They were due to hatch any time. So sad for those parents.

I am toasting Port Lincoln with a much needed strong cup of coffee. Dad, we need fish! Lots of fish.

You can watch them here:

Thank you for stopping in. This is just a brief update on the news from earlier this morning. Take care everyone.

Thank you to the PLO for their streaming cam where I took my screen shots.

3 Comments

  1. Linda Kontol says:

    They really are Adorables Mary Ann! Thanks for these cutie pics of them!
    Yes and hopefully the third will hatch tonight too!
    Take care and we await the next newsletter!
    Linda

    1. It is so easy to forget those first days when they look so soft and delicate – they grow so fast. Isn’t it great that these two are so close in size and age. Oh, Linda. You know how I worry about the third hatch. Fingers crossed.

  2. Salliane says:

    Uh oh….I thought there were 3…hmmmm. must have more coffee now.

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