Oh, just look. Welcome to the world #1 Osplet at Port Lincoln.
A few hours later and the little one is all dried off sporting its soft light grey down with its distinctive charcoal stripe.
Close observers during the night note that another egg has started cracking. This image was taken at 09:21:13 on the 13th. You can see the bump in the front right egg and Mom has just turned the back egg with the prominent brown splotches very carefully with her talons. It is the second egg that is pipping. Oh, how grand. If two could hatch in 24 hours.
Here is mom turning the egg with her talons – very, very gently.
Congratulations to everyone at Port Lincoln.
Thank you for joining me. So many people stayed up or checked in on mom during the night. Will there be another hatch today? We wait! I am now off to check on some birds. Perhaps by the time I return we will have the second hatch. Stay safe.
Thank you to the Port Lincoln Osprey Project for their streaming cam where I took my screen shots.