The remaining egg--the first egg laid in the nest is most likely infertile and not going to hatch.
The male and female osprey may eventually bury it in new nest material, or they may just leave it.
Thanks to attentive parents, the chicks are being well fed and protected, and growing rapidly.
Note: the rains have cleared some of the murkiness from the osprey cam!
Besides bulking up in size, the chicks will focus on growing “flight feathers” with the down between the feathers disappearing as the contour feathers on the body fill in.
As the chicks build strength, you will see them start to extend their wings—perhaps even try flapping—and make early attempts at self-feeding.
As young opsreys transform from a chick to a juvenile, they return to the nest often, appearing to be a bottomless pit for fish!
They must gain weight in preparation for their migration. Now the eyes slowly become more yellow, like adult osprey eyes.