The blue Darvic rings were placed on the left leg, the BTO silver rings on the right. CU8 weighed 1.74kg and CU9 was 1.89kg. They were both pretty lively on the ground and one had to be held to prevent her making a run for it. Karl Munday (Head Ranger) was nipped a few times on the hand by one of the feisty chicks.
The nest is getting quite crowded with the growing chicks and the adults. Both adults have been bringing in sticks to make the nest bigger. Come down to Threave Estate and see these amazing birds for yourself.
CU9 - Weighing 1.89 kg.
|Osprey Ranger Tom Hall holding one of the female chicks.|
|Ciril replacing the female chicks back into the nest.|
|Young female osprey chick being ringed.|