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Old Tuesday 26th April 2005, 07:26   #1
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Hi Everyone,

Just to let you know and thank Andrew Simpkins personally. He was burning the midnight oil last night. The diary has been updated and sent to HQ and with line intact it got through and can be read at:-

http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guid...iary/index.asp

Another kid on the block 8T (hope I have got that right or Red 8 I am typing this in a hurry before work.

Henry will win, he has before the Husband is back.

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Old Tuesday 26th April 2005, 09:32   #2
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Diary not updated yet 0930 Tuesday
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Old Tuesday 26th April 2005, 12:18   #3
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Old Tuesday 26th April 2005, 12:25   #4
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A thoroughly amazing story.

Anyone taking bets on the outcome??

Any chicks this year??
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Old Tuesday 26th April 2005, 12:31   #5
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What's the normal incubation period?
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Old Tuesday 26th April 2005, 13:32   #6
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40 days I think.

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Old Wednesday 27th April 2005, 17:21   #7
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Things are getting crazy at Boat of Garden. Today I hear that Henry has chased off 8T and has destroyed at least 2 of the 3 eggs. It is now unlikey any chicks will be raised at this nest this year as it is extremely rare for Ospreys to lay a second clutch. Very sad how things have progressed but the wonder of nature is as much about events like this, as it is about the successful years we've seen at Abernethy.
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Old Wednesday 27th April 2005, 23:01   #8
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I was at Loch Garten this morning. Henry destroyed the 3rd egg last night, but the staff are hoping it is not to late for EJ and Henry to try again. It was raining this morming and making it very difficult for henry to catch fish.
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Old Thursday 28th April 2005, 21:11   #9
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Whooa!

I've booked next weekend in a hotel nr Aviemore?

Did nobody tell Henry of this?

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Old Friday 29th April 2005, 15:37   #10
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Diary has been updated again, seems that Henry has been mating with EJ so we still may get another clutch of eggs. Also they believe Henry may have been blown off- course and taken refuge on an oil rig, they believe that his got some oil on his feathers.
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Old Saturday 30th April 2005, 16:20   #11
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Just been looking at the webcam-can I see a new egg in the nest or is it just a lump of moss?
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Old Saturday 30th April 2005, 17:32   #12
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I thought that too, could it be part of a shell after Henrys rampage.
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Old Sunday 1st May 2005, 00:01   #13
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I thought that too, could it be part of a shell after Henrys rampage.
I saw EJ sitting on the nest earlier today and YES I think that is a new egg that she has laid.
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Old Sunday 1st May 2005, 06:54   #14
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I just looked, the nest is empty and I can't see an egg. Finger's crossed though
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Sorry daft question from an ignorant person. How soon after mating is an egg likely to be laid? As you all know I am Henry and EJ's biggest fan and just pray it is his or I know for sure it will go the way of the others. I just hope like everyone else they do raise a family this year but the important thing is HE is back, what a fighter, what strong genes to pass on to the next generation, even if we have to wait till next year but I don't think we will have to.

Well done Henry and EJ and thanks to all those looking after them

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Sorry daft question from an ignorant person. How soon after mating is an egg likely to be laid? As you all know I am Henry and EJ's biggest fan and just pray it is his or I know for sure it will go the way of the others. I just hope like everyone else they do raise a family this year but the important thing is HE is back, what a fighter, what strong genes to pass on to the next generation, even if we have to wait till next year but I don't think we will have to.

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Is that an egg I see on the side of the nest??
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I have not seen EJ since Saturday on the webcam. Has anyone else seen her at the nest ? With the other webcam out of action, I've seen nobody but maybe I've just been looking at the wrong times.

PS Saw the peregrine chicks on the other webcam, for the first time today though.
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Went to the visitor centre yesterday (Monday)
Latest news is that YES EJ had laid another egg but Henry obviously does not believe it is his and has attempted to push it from the nest cup. It was still there on the edge at 1pm.
Red 8T is still around and even landed on the nest Monday morning. It seems he hasn't got the message. Maybe he's just teasing Henry!
Nothing more to add to what is in the current diary update. (Thursday)

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Diary has been updated again with info on the new egg.
Although the entry is dated Tuesday 3rd it seems that the events only cover up to some time Saturday.
EJ did return as did Henry (and 8T!)
When I left Monday Henry was perched in the camera tree waiting for drier weather and EJ had been away (presumably fishing) for around 90 mins.

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Old Tuesday 3rd May 2005, 14:45   #20
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I find the saga of Henry and EJ fascinating, and I tune into the web cam a few times a day and look forward to the diary updates.
There is a pair of nesting osprey down the road from me about 10 minutes drive, and as far as I can tell, there is no real monitoring going on. I'm sure *someone* is monitoring the birds, but they are sure keeping it quiet, if so.
I've only seen mention of them once on the bird hotlines, only to report that they had returned this spring. The birds dont appear to be banded, there has been no mention of eggs, nothing to my knowledge. I wish I could follow their progress, like I can EJ and Henry.
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Does anyone know whats happening it has been very quiet, no sign of either EJ or Henry last night or today, or have I been loging on at the wrong times. The webcams havn't been updated since 10am this morning.
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Does anyone know whats happening it has been very quiet, no sign of either EJ or Henry last night or today, or have I been loging on at the wrong times. The webcams havn't been updated since 10am this morning.
No news that I know of. I notice that the egg on the rim of the nest disappeared. Guess Henry is trying to persuade EJ to lay some of "his" eggs.

If there is no diary tomorrow then it will probably be Monday.
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No news that I know of. I notice that the egg on the rim of the nest disappeared. Guess Henry is trying to persuade EJ to lay some of "his" eggs.

If there is no diary tomorrow then it will probably be Monday.
Diary has been updated now. It is beginning to look a bit grim as far as breeding at Loch Garten is concerned this year.
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This may sound like I am a sad person, but I dont want a new female to mate with Henry.
I want EJ to come home and if there is no chance of chicks this year, then I will be happy to wait to next year.
After following their every move, you get to know and love these birds as individuals.
So fingers crossed everyone, Henry surprised us all with his late return, so lets hope EJ does the same. I and am sure many others will be watching.
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