Third egg for ospreys

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 10.05.2017 - 08:31

Screencap from webcam Seira, LK forum

Translation Liis

Shortly before ten o’clock a m we could confirm a third egg in the nest

Shortly before ten o’clock a m a third egg in the nest could be confirmed

Osprey          Kalakotkas        Pandion haliaetus


When, then, was the egg laid into the nest? Female Irma laid the first egg on May 2nd, the next on May 5th and the last one on May 8th in the morning.

The female stays to incubate after laying the first egg; so we will also see the hatching of the osprey chicks at a few days apart. The incubation can last from 38 to 41 days. In the nest we mostly see the female. Male Ivo’s duty is to feed his mate and when he has appeared with a fish in the nest he will let her stretch her legs, and replaces her briefly in the nest.

In the next few days we should write about how an osprey catches fish

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