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richardh1905

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Foulshaw Ospreys have hatched
« on: 07:21:05, 02/06/20 »
I know that some of you were interested in the Osprey webcam at Foulshaw Moss in the SE Lakes, so I thought that I would post this.


https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2020/05/29/excitement-as-three-osprey-chicks-hatch-at-south-lakeland-nature-reserve/


I've spotted some movement beneath the sitting parent, but haven't had a good view of them yet.


https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife/cams/osprey-cam


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Re: Foulshaw Ospreys have hatched
« Reply #1 on: 08:23:15, 02/06/20 »
Chicks being fed right now if you are quick!
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Re: Foulshaw Ospreys have hatched
« Reply #2 on: 08:24:42, 02/06/20 »
Thanks for the tip, watching now!

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Re: Foulshaw Ospreys have hatched
« Reply #3 on: 08:31:37, 02/06/20 »
O0  thanks Richard
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Re: Foulshaw Ospreys have hatched
« Reply #4 on: 09:54:28, 02/06/20 »
There were some great views of the chicks yesterday. I still haven't managed to see a parent returning with food though.

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Re: Foulshaw Ospreys have hatched
« Reply #5 on: 14:39:45, 04/06/20 »
I can only see two chicks now - sadly it seemed a bit inevitable that the smallest wouldn't make it after watching it missing out whilst the chicks were being fed the other day.


But the remaining two look good and strong.
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Re: Foulshaw Ospreys have hatched
« Reply #6 on: 17:11:49, 05/06/20 »
Thanks for this link Richard, looks a bit windy up in the nest today.....
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CHICKS BEING FED NOW
« Reply #7 on: 20:01:39, 06/06/20 »
You can see the two remaining chicks being fed now if you are quick!
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Re: Foulshaw Ospreys have hatched
« Reply #8 on: 20:39:42, 06/06/20 »
The adult appears to be preening the chicks now.


Ospreys are incredible birds. We are fortunate to have a reasonable number in Scotland. I have managed to see them at Loch Garten and Loch of the Lowes, but best of all hovering over the River Don from the Bridge of Alford on a circular walk from home a couple of years ago.


There are huge numbers of Osprey in Florida and they are easy to see there. I once saw 7 in a 200 metre stretch, including one being chased by a bald eagle for the fish it had caught.

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Re: Foulshaw Ospreys have hatched
« Reply #9 on: 20:54:33, 06/06/20 »
Both adults in the nest now, each with a fish!


Those chicks will burst!
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Re: Foulshaw Ospreys have hatched
« Reply #10 on: 20:57:14, 06/06/20 »
Ospreys are incredible birds. We are fortunate to have a reasonable number in Scotland. I have managed to see them at Loch Garten and Loch of the Lowes, but best of all hovering over the River Don from the Bridge of Alford on a circular walk from home a couple of years ago.


We've seen ospreys on another nest locally, no public webcam on that one though, no publicity at all, in fact. I guess the Wildlife Trust want some nesting sites to have a low profile for fear of attracting the attention of nest raiders.
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Re: Foulshaw Ospreys have hatched
« Reply #11 on: 18:35:36, 14/06/20 »
Parents off the nest - how the chicks have grown!
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Re: Foulshaw Ospreys have hatched
« Reply #12 on: 08:46:55, 18/06/20 »
Parents are off the nest - the chicks certainly are growing fast!!
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Re: Foulshaw Ospreys have hatched
« Reply #13 on: 13:48:16, 18/06/20 »
Finally managed to look at the webcam in daylight (  :-[   ;D  )


Mum or dad has got a funky hairstyle going on.  Chicks are starting to get their proper feathers now  :)
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