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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Post by rick » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:12 pm

I found this:
http://ukospreys.uk/darvic-blue2chr.htm
They are the last entry - all boys!
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Post by Margaid » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:18 pm

All three are male!
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Post by Margaid » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:45 pm

Missed your reply Rick - Glaslyn have posted a photo and info about their weight etc on their FaceBook page.
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Post by Marigold » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:18 pm

It's so great to see the oldest one standing up and stretching his wings out. He looks like a proper bird now.
What seemed an enormous nest when there were only 3 eggs in it doesn't look over-roomy at all now.

I wonder if Mrs G really wanted girls? My in-laws wanted a girl but gave up after the fourth boy.
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Post by bigyetiman » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:38 pm

Amazing to think in 60+ days those wings will be sending them to Africa. Hopefully in three years one or more will make it back
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Post by rick » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:19 am

I wonder - and not expecting any definitive answer -
but I wonder if they are anticipating being able to fly or whether the reason for their beautiful adaptations will come as a complete revelation when instinct launches them over the edge.
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Post by bigyetiman » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:53 pm

Thats all part of the magic I think.
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Post by Marigold » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:56 pm

I notice they're beginning to spread their wings, although so far their legs seem too weak to support them properly and they're sort of hobbling round the nest. Maybe this is an adaptation to stop them getting too near the edge too early to fly?
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Post by rick » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:35 pm

I've got a theory...
I think they extend their talons more easily with an extended leg. So walking on heals like that keeps talons safely curled up. Mrs G moves that way as well when near to the chicks and not dishing out a fish.
Maybe.
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Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Post by Margaid » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:34 am

Both chicks at Rutland have fledged but they were about 2 weeks older than Glaslyn. Aeron, the male at Dyfi, and Menai one of the female chicks look almost ready to go. Lots of "helicoptering". Glaslyn chicks have now been ringed - on the nest! Rather him than me working 70 feet off the ground!
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