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Gauge Height: 4.03'
Flow: 2220 cfps

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Hatchwatch 2018 Begins Today!

Andy Thompson

April 20, 2018 9:05am

New born chicks from last year’s nest waiting for a meal.

The hatching of osprey eggs happens like clockwork: Once an egg is laid, it will hatch in 34-40 days. That makes today a big day at the RVAOspreyCam. Today is Day 34 for our first egg, which Maggie delivered on March 16. Hatchwatch 2018 has begun, and these next few days are going to be very exciting!

For those scoring at home, Egg No. 2 was laid on March 18 and Egg No. 3 was laid on March 21st. Last year, our pair, Maggie and Walker, laid three eggs but only two were viable. Let’s see how things go this year.

Check out (and listen to) all the action at RVAOspreyCam.com.

About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?