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First Rutland osprey chick of 2010 hatches


After a five and a half week incubation period, three osprey eggs have hatched at Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

At around 04:00 BST on Monday 31 May 2010, a hidden camera picked up the first chick breaking out of its shell.

Soon afterwards it was fed its first taste of fish by its mother, before the appearance of its sibling 24 hours later. The third arrived around 14:00 BST on Wednesday.

The new arrivals mark the latest milestone in an osprey reintroduction project stretching back to 1996.

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