The chicks are about 4 weeks old now and growing fast. You can begin to see the first sign of juvenile feathers appearing. They are now able to look over the side of the nest and can be seen from below. Mom and Dad are taking great care of their chicks and still bringing in fish, sticks and nesting material. As the temperature rises in the afternoon, Oliveea will keep them shaded under her wings. Temperatures this week will be in the mid to upper 80’s.
Voting for the names of this year's osprey chicks will continue until Friday at midnight EST. As of this morning, we have almost 14,000 votes logged. Hunter, Fisher and Rey are in the lead followed by Ollie, Olive and Oscar Jr. Please continue to vote for your favorites and we will announce the winning names on Monday.
The triplets are enjoying the warm sunshine today. Dad has been busy catching fish, while mom stays busy feeding her chicks and cleaning house. The larger chick requires more attention than the other two and makes sure he is first in line to eat! It looks like Oliveea needs a bigger house as the chicks are a little over 2 weeks old and have more than tripled in size. Both Oscar and Oliveea are such wonderful, attentive parents!
It's time to to select the names for our trio of Osprey chicks. These names were suggested by the students from Badin Elementary School. They had a lot of fun and had some terrific suggestions. We are excited to see which names are chosen.
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Audio is now working on the OspreyCam, although you will hear a lot of background noise because of flood waters being passed. Oscar was very vocal earlier while other Ospreys were near the nest. The triplets are growing bigger each day and its seems that Mom is constantly feeding them! All look to be healthy and content as they enjoy a comfortable 75 degree day.
It's confirmed, we have 3 beautiful baby chicks again this year. We were lucky to grab a picture. They are growing so fast! This weekend was very windy with rain and the temps were only in the 50’s. Not a typical May weekend for this part of North Carolina. There are storms in the forecast through Wednesday, but I know Mom and Dad will keep their brood safe and sound.
I was lucky to catch Oscar and Oliveea switching places. One little guy poked his head up in the process and I was able to catch the shot. Mom and Dad are doing an amazing job taking care of their little ones.