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 Itook 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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Congratulations to the Port Lincoln Ospreys on their little Osprey and another pip too! 🐣
Thanks Mary Ann! Hopefully the second
will hatch right behind the other🙏