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First osprey chick laid at Glaslyn

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Martin Aaron Martin Aaron | 13:12 UK time, Wednesday, 4 April 2012

The first osprey egg of 2012 in Wales was laid at the Glaslyn Osprey Project near Porthmadog last night and was spotted by wardens this morning.

The female laid her first egg two days later than last year on 4 April, and has been sat on the nest throughout the night, getting up to feed briefly this morning.

Geraint Williams, Osprey Project Officer said: "The ospreys have been busy getting their nest ready and bringing moss and twigs to build it up. The nest diameter is currently two metres in size."

The team are hoping more eggs will follow over the next few days. Each egg will then be incubated for around 37 days, which means the first egg should hatch around the beginning of May.


  • Comment number 1.

    The Glaslyn egg was laid on April 4th, not March 2nd. The photograph you have has been taken off the Dyfi Osprey Project's website - it's a completely different bird to the Glaslyn female. 'Nora', with a leg ring White 03, is the female osprey breeding on the Dyfi estuary in mid Wales.

    There are only two pairs of ospreys in Wales, these are straight forward matters that should not really cause any confusion.

  • Comment number 2.

    Thanks Ems, I'll amend this now.


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