Friday, 27 June 2008

A Sad Day.

                  

Good Afternoon, not good news today remember our fabulous Osprey family I have been watching on the RSPB video link well the youngest one died yesterday. It has been a bad week weather wise and food has been in short supply. The male bird has not been bringing in enough fish and the youngest chick suffered dreadful bullying from the his two siblings. It has been a bit like this all the time for the little chick and we have all had this bad feeling from the start. The female osprey does not usually fish until the chicks are up a bit but she has had to help out this week when the rain has stayed off long enough. Wet chicks are very vulnerable so she has to keep them dry. The other two chick are getting big now and should survive fingers crossed. If you have not had a look for a while you will be surprised how they have grown. They will be starting to exercise their wings any day now. That’s about it for today till next time Love

                                               

Here is the link for the Ospreys.....

http://www.rspb.org.uk/webcams/birdsofprey/lochgartenvideo.asp


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5 comments:

chat2missie said...

That's a shame.......
Missie

wllbn7 said...

Hi Joan,
Yes, its really sad about the youngest osprey. I have so enjoyed watching the webcam. Unfortunately we are having computer problems and whenever I try to look at a video the damned thing crashes. I just hope that the remaining 2 birds will survive and that the daddy bird brings home fish more often. Has he got another brood somewhere dya think?
Love,  Cathy.  xxx

mariealicejoan said...

Sorry to hear about this poor chick.  Thanks for the link to the webcam Joan!
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

jlocorriere05 said...

That's sad about the chick dying Joan. I hope the weather dries out and the other two survive. Wildlife is so vulnerable to bad weather, we seem to forget it and stay home and just turn up the heating. Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

jmoqueen said...

Awwww that's sad :(  

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife