Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ospreys are incubating!

Hi all,

It is wonderful to see this pair incubating two eggs! Ospreys typically lay between 1-4 eggs per clutch. You may notice that the male and female birds share time incubating. Based on an 'average' 38-39 day incubation period we anticipate a hatch around June 5th but we should keep a close eye on the nest in the days before then as we might expect a hatch as early as June 1st! Thank you for your many posts and please join us at our online community at www.briloon.ning.com where you can view photos and videos and catch up on all of BRI's nests.

Have a great day!
Best,
Patrick Keenan
BioDiversity Research Institute

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

06/02 @ 08:44

08:37 - contrary to what I have read, I just observed a nest exchange and it looked like two eggs were still there.

I cannot imagine this blog has no posts. Perhaps it has been unofficially declared inactive?

JAM in IL

Anonymous said...

An Osprey egg has hatched !!! there is a chick !! seen at 6:50 am 6-8-2009 !!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

YEAAHH. A chick is hatching! Thank you Briloon for the fantastic opportunity to observe all of the birds on camera.

Anonymous said...

Chich seen again at 9:00 am ... hard to see cause of the angle of the sun.. hopefully , later today will show a better view ,and being fed, by the parents..

David said...

Early AM June 8, 2009 first Osprey chick is hatched.

eJane said...

1:30pm

One of the eggs has hatched!!!

Anonymous said...

Not sure if anyone has noticed, but baby #1 hatched this morning just before 9am.

Anonymous said...

I havent seen the parent feed the chick yet.. is this normal ?? when will the parents start to feed the chick.. or might this be a first time for these birds to raise young ??

Anonymous said...

I'm experimenting to see if I can add to the osprey blog. Others had mentioned on another site that it wasn't working, so I was curious to see if someone had fixed it.

Anonymous said...

What a shame, this blog is not working.. I`ll post coments on the Faclon web site.. hopefully, more people will read that an egg has hatched in the osprey nest and will be interested..and perhaps check out the osprey nest

sue in rockport said...

There is 1 chick hatched in the nest

Anonymous said...

Just checked in, Mama feeding the baby, how cute! Unable to see 2nd egg, maybe just too cloudy and drizzly.

sue in rockport said...

1 chick in the nest as of this afternoon

Anonymous said...

6-11-09: Oh, we have one chick hatched, but I feel like the second egg is not going to hatch.... sometime over the weekend of the 6TH/7TH the first chick appeared, is it reasonable it would take so long for the second to hatch?? It's SO LITTLE!! What a peanut!! I'm so glad to see the parents finally feeding 'im!!

Anonymous said...

I watched the male and female this morning feeding one baby. Hopefully the other egg will be hatching too. I love watching all the cams and it was so exciting watching the new chick be feed

Anonymous said...

this blog is still broken

Anonymous said...

We have been enjoying watching the Osprey nest and the one hatchling is so cute with its heavy head bobbing about, but are puzzled as to why the other egg has not hatched. Any words of wisdom?

Anonymous said...

June 12 12:00 p.m.
For the first time I saw the osprey off the nest. I only see one egg, maybe I have to look better. The osprey is sitting on the edge of the nest preening. I finally found this blog!
Karen in Denmark, Me.

Anonymous said...

June 12 12:00 p.m.
Finally I see the osprey is off the nest. I only see one egg, maybe I have to look better. The osprey is on the edge of the nest preening. Glad to see there is now a blog.
Karen in Denmark, Me.

Anonymous said...

I just returned and there was two ospreys on the nest. The original one flew off and the second one came over to the egg and laid down on it. Sorry if my first post goes in twice, didn't notice it went in, I have trouble with them going in the first time.
Karen in Denmark, Me.

Anonymous said...

this site is still not working

Anonymous said...

anyone know what happened to chick # 1 ?? not seen at 2:06 pm.. it looked like the parent that was on the nest had it under the left talon, when it got up... as the other parent flew in with a fish ..

Anonymous said...

Am I writing to the wrong blog? I made a comment yesterday, but I don't see it here.. and now today, it looks like the lone chick has expired!! Is anyone out there?? hellloo.

Anonymous said...

As I said the other day the ospreys were feeding their baby but yesterday for some reason during all that rain the baby was on the outter part of the nest. In the afternoon the mom was kind of picking at it and looking at it then she laid on the other eggs. These comments are not being posted but I hope my observations are helpful. I was so sad to see the baby gone. Will the other egg hatch? I hope so. Cyndi in Gray

Anonymous said...

I guess the chick that hatched on june 5th is dead and missing... what a shame.. and egg # 2 is now 8 days after the first hatching.. and was seen by me to be uncovered this morning, in pouring rain. maybe next year this Blog Author, will do a better, job with this web site.. i don`t think that egg # 2 will hatch, and if it do hatch i`d bet the odds of it surviveing are very very low..

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