The Incubation is Still in Progress

This photo was taken approximately the 2nd of February. The Female Osprey, seen in the middle of the nest, is now incubating her eggs. We feel that she has been sitting on her eggs for the last two or three days. The male is standing guard over his family to be.

A cool fact:

“Osprey eggs do not hatch all at once, but instead the first chick hatches out up to five days before the last one. The older chick dominates its younger siblings, and can monopolize the food brought by the parents. If food is abundant, little aggression is seen amongst the chicks, but if food is limited, the younger chicks often starve.”

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