Friday, 16 May 2008

The story so far....

Ospreys were first sighted at Aberfoyle in the first weeks of April. Our "usual suspects" returned about the 13th/14th April.

Yellow OU our old female returned to the nest first but, as has happened the last four years, She was ousted by Red 6A.

Red 6A went on to mate with an unringed male who we assume to be her partner from previous years and on April 23rd she laid her first egg.

Unfortunately our female did such a good job of building up the nest, that she has now obscured the nest cam on the edge of the nest and we cant see her eggs (or anything else for that matter!). We are assuming, the female has laid three eggs,as per usual and the first egg should be due to hatch about the 28th-31st of May, after 35-38 days incubation.

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