This chick should be grown and flying by now, catching its own food and developing it’s powerful flying skills.
But it isn’t.
Of the eleven Osprey chicks I’ve followed this season, this is the only one left behind.
She seems to sit upright, and flaps her wings a bit from time to time. But that’s about all.
I first realized her problem Saturday and went back out this morning. Saturday she was all alone in the nest, but today her mother was there, Not tending the chick, and I didn’t see if she was feeding her, but there nevertheless.
Nature will work it out I’m sure. It always does.
(Added after I watched the video recorded today: I didn’t realize she’s doing a lot of vocalizing. I mean a LOT. Maybe she’s stronger than I think. And maybe she just got a slow start. That’s what I’m hoping. I posted some of the video on Facebook, if you’re interested.)