Our female osprey has spent much of the weekend preparing the nest for egg laying- making the centre cup very deep by scraping it out with her feet, and rearranging sticks around the edges endlessly.
The male seems to have taken to using another pine tree a few hundred yards to the right of the nest as his lookout and resting post, and he can often be seen sitting there during the day when he is not off fishing.
This morning at 9.25am he brought in a quite sizeable fish but almost immediately took off with it again, to chase away an intruder osprey over the loch. It was quite a sight to see him give chase, complete with fish in his talons! Alas it meant she got none of the fish.
Please feel free to add your observations of today’s activities below.