Dad Delivers for the PLO

My goodness. Mom was anticipating a fish drop and Dad delivered at 9:37:58.

Little Bob is looking out of the top of the nest and Middle and Bib are kind of snoozing in the sun. Mom is, of course, delighted. The nest has been quiet – not misbehaving. I am hoping that Big Bob has just given up. There is lots of food and Mom feeds fair.

I started to say ‘If you snooze you lose’. Look at Little Bob. He has done a right turn and is racing to get to that fish. Notice how Little Bob has his head leaning way out in front. Go Little Bob!!!!!!!!!!

One big sib is down duckling style and the other turns around to see what all the fuss is about.

Mom is already feeding Little Bob by the time both of the big siblings are turning their heads.

It is only a few seconds but neither has made much of a move. Little Bob has already had a few good bites. This kid is so clever and brave. This third hatch is a survivor.

Little still eating.

Big sibs are starting to turn. Look at the clown feet that have arrived. Oh, my goodness these osplets are growing fast. Someone needs to revive the development chart a bit.

I would love to know what Big and Middle were thinking. We all know what Dad was thinking: will there be any fish left or should I go out and find another? There will not be a bite left, Dad. Go fishing! Mom needs to eat, too.

Meanwhile Little is more than a dozen bites ahead of the other two.

Ah, good. Everyone is up for breakfast.

I believe that patch of black and green organic material is seaweed. I don’t know if it was brought to the nest on purpose or Dad just spotted it and liked it. The thing is that it serves as great help to camouflage the chicks.

Nice crops. But hardly any fish left. Sorry, Dad! We know you need to eat, too but I think you got the head.

The babies are full. You can see the crops better in this last image.

I always like to remind myself that a week ago, a big fish would have lasted all day. This was only a medium one but it is gone. We are in the high growth phase.

Ah, the morning has started off grand. I just had to tell you. This Osprey nest is putting smiles on lots of faces this year and giving us each hope that the curse of the nest will be gone.

Thank you so, so much for joining me.

Thank you to the Port Lincoln Osprey Project for their streaming cam where I took my screen shots.

1 Comment

  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Thank you Mary Ann for the updates on the little PLO’s. Little one is very smart and. Go getter! 💕💕💕
    Good night and I look forward to tomorrow’s new updates!

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