High drama on the osprey nest

High drama on the osprey nest over the last 48hrs here at Loch of the Lowes. No, its not the arrival of ‘our’ male unfortunately, but yet another intruder osprey ! A second female has been landing on the nest, and looking rather too comfortable on it. She is easy to recognise as she is very large ( at least the same size as our female) and very very dark in plumage, with a distictive black ‘cap’.

The resident female has been frantically mantling ( standard defensive behaviour) but all her anger seems not to be having much effect on the bold intruder. Do we have a serious rival for the nest? Can our female hold on to her nest without her mate to back her up? Only time will tell.

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High drama on the osprey nest over the last 48hrs here at Loch of the Lowes. No, its not the arrival of ‘our’ male unfortunately, but yet another intruder osprey …

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