A windy morning here at Loch of the Lowes to say the least! Our female osprey is snug in the nest, but the whole tree is rocking ( we hope watching doesn’t make you too seasick). Don’t worry, Peter assures me that over the winter ( when the birds were away) the nest was checked for stability and the base is rock solid. Whether the same can be said for our new male’s additions is another matter.
After a slow start, the male has been bringing in a huge amount of new nest material over the last few days. The nest is now as deep as we’ve seen it for a long time and quite narrow- we’ve been joking about him trying to bury her to keep her safe. Whilst it is normal for the nest to have high sides this time of the year, it will gradually flatten out as things progress.