It has been another brilliant week for the ospreys. The sun has been shining and the weather has been spectacular even though it is getting a bit cooler now. The week has been fairly uneventful apart from on Monday when one of the chicks managed to get itself stuck on its back and was unable to turn over. It struggled for several hours to right itself and get back on its feet with very little success and the mother kept it sheltered for the sun throughout the whole ordeal. Eventually, when the day got cooler, the mother sat on the chicks and manoeuvred the chick back onto its stomach where it could get back onto its feet and carry on as normal.
Both chicks are changing by the day. Feathers are developing, mainly on the head of one of the chicks and are they are both looking very healthy. The male has been seen hunting and catching fish in front of the hides on numerous occasions, which is spectacular viewing being able to watch this large, exquisite predator diving into the depths to latch onto to an unsuspecting fish below then flying off with his prey to feed his hungry family. The fish are plentiful, the chicks are growing up fast and everything is wonderful here at the Loch of the Lowes.