Grand Lake ospreys lay their first egg of the summer

A screenshot of the Grand Lake osprey camera from May 13 shows one of the birds laying in the nest.
Kent Roorda/Courtesy photo

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct day the egg was laid.

A live video feed streams a view of a nest in Grand Lake, and the ospreys that inhabit it have laid their first egg of the summer. Grand Lake Resident Kent Roorda operates the camera, and in his email newsletter, he wrote that a watcher reported the egg Sunday morning.

Roorda wrote that the birds have laid about three eggs per year in the past, and they come two to three days after one another. It takes around 52 days for the eggs to hatch, and they usually hatch two to three days apart from each other, in the order they were laid.

Livestream viewers can look forward to seeing the ospreys take turns incubating the eggs and feeding each other while they wait for the eggs to hatch, Roorda wrote.

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