The ospreys are doing well and the chicks are growing up fast. The oldest chick was attempting to feed itself on Tuesday with a bit of rainbow trout fin but with little success. The chick could not fit the whole fin in its mouth and was struggling to try and grasp it with its talons to rip it into smaller pieces. It tried for about five minutes before eventually giving up and returning to the mother to be fed with the other chick. It just shows that its natural instincts are kicking in and it will soon be learning the way to feed properly.
The male seems to have started his own fast food delivery service if yesterday was anything to go by. He caught a fish in front of the hide then flew back to the nest and dropped it for the female whilst flying past. He barely even touched the nest and didn’t even stop to say hi before he flew off and caught another fish in front of the crannog for himself which he then left with to eat it on a perch close by. Even though he didn’t stop for a visit at least he had the best intentions for the chicks and fed them first. He has been bringing in fish frequently for his family and the chicks are growing big and strong.
An intruder was spotted by the female and chicks this morning which caused her to call in alarm but there was nothing to worry about. After both the mother and the chicks watched the intruder fly off they all settled back down on the nest and everything was once again calm.
We have a lot of new offspring around the loch including some baby woodpeckers which can be watched from our viewing window.
We have had another spotting of our mysterious creature on the loch but we still as yet have no idea what it could be. If you are ever visiting the Loch of the Lowes and see anything out of the ordinary on or around our loch then we would love to hear about it .