I find myself continually checking on the Port Lincoln Osprey nest. In part it is because of the death of the third hatch, Tapps, last year. It is also because this nest has a history of siblicide. With the hatching of the three osplets so close together this year, everyone is hopeful that each will thrive and survive. If they do, there is a satellite tracker waiting for them so we can follow their lives like we do Solly’s.
Dad was on the ropes of the barge moored at Port Lincoln, Australia, eating some of the fish that he had just caught. This was his second catch of the morning. It wasn’t long til he shifted it over to Mom on the nest for the family breakfast.
The weather report has removed the forecast for rain but the winds are picking up. They are blowing at 34 km/h in the early afternoon. That is 21.1 mph.
It is hard to tell -when the camera was pulled out- who ate.
Turn around Little Bob! Or did Little Bob eat and we didn’t see it?
This feeding is over. You can see the fish left and another tail of a fish in the upper right. There is no shortage of food on the nest. That makes for happy osplets!
At 13:30 Dad brought in a big sized fish. This is so good. That fish, if left on the nest, will feed these wee ones for the rest of the day.
You could hear the wind blowing on the camera. It is very strong and the bobble heads are even more of a challenge for Mum to get tiny morsels into everyone’s mouth. Here she is trying to feed the little one in the middle and its head won’t stay still.
Aren’t those little wings darling?
I have not seen any targeted aggression with any of the three osplets.
Little Bob and Middle Bob have their mouths wide open.
Little Bob decides he is just going to take a bite out of that fish! How cute.
The feeding continues. All three have crops – not huge – but it is a cool wind. I wonder how long mom will feed them? will she stop before they get a chill?
Little Bob even went for the steal on this bite.
It is too funny. Mom is going to cover them up but Little Bob still wants to take a bite out of that fish! Priceless. (You can see his little crop). Oh, Little Bob, you are quite the character already. You are going to be a handful for your mother later!
Oh, my goodness. It is only 14:16 and so far this is today’s tally at the Port Lincoln Osprey nest. Looking at this everyone should be completely relieved. Mom is doing what is best – little frequent feedings. Additionally, she is getting them back under and warm so they do not catch a chill. This nest is really doing well this year. I am much more optimistic.
Fish deliveries: 6:11, 8:16, 13:30
Feedings: 6:11, 8:16, 9:12, 9:25, and 13:30
Please continue to send all of your positive warm wishes to this family so that all three fledge.
Thanks for stopping by for this quick check on the Osplets at Port Lincoln. Take care everyone.
Thank you to the Port Lincoln Osprey Project for their streaming cam where I took my screen shots.