Posted: May 28, 2013 12:37 PM by Dennis Bragg - MTN News
Updated: May 28, 2013 2:06 PM
LOLO - It's a big day at Dunrovin Ranch in Lolo where new osprey chicks are hatching.
The osprey pair that occupies the nest, "Ozzie and Harriet," had three eggs in the nest this year, with the first chick breaking through just before 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. A second egg was cracked, but the chick inside had not appeared.
The development is good news for biologists, and those who enjoy watching the Dunrovin osprey. Last year Harriet had laid three eggs but they turned out to be inert and no chicks hatched.
Ranch owner SuzAnne Miller said the arrival of the chicks is creating major traffic on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology web camera with hundreds turning in to watch the action.
The nest has been equipped with a new high resolution camera that shows incredible detail of the new family.