Wing Test

The little ones are starting to check out their wings. It will be a little while before they're ready to leave the nest.

Osprey Breakfast

It has been a week since I was up at the osprey nest. During that week we had historically high temperatures (108 degrees) and I was concerned about the welfare of the chicks. Thankfully, the family survived and the babies are continuing to grow. Dad brought home a nice fish for the hungry babies.

Momma Osprey

The worst of our dangerous heat wave has passed although it is still much hotter than normal. At least it hasn't hit 100 degrees yet today. Last I heard the osprey family had survived the excessive heat. Momma

The Babies are Growing Up

The two remaining osprey chicks are getting bigger and changing color. I read that they have a huge growth spurt between 20-30 days after hatching. So I'm thinking that in another week they should be hitting that growth spurt. Now if they can just make it through this triple digit heat wave.