As several posts have mentioned, our osprey nest here at Loch of the Lowes is getting rather crowded! Today on at least two occassions, there have been three birds at the nest, but alas none of them has been the long awaited male ‘Eric’.
Our female and her new male ( green 7Y) have been joined by the intruder female from last week- namely the big, dark feathered and black headed female. We thought she had since moved on, but her appearance today seems to confirm she is in the area looking for a nest of her own- could she be one of our ladys’ daughters? We can only hope she doesn’t tempt our new male away with her.
Meanwhile, the new man in our female’s life is still a little confused about his role- he has done lots of mating but not enough bringing in sticks or defending the nest. To top it off , he managed to bring in a fish this afternoon that was even smaller than yesterdays! So our poor lady is still sitting on the nest begging for an adequate meal. As an older woman she needs to train an inexperienced new man – lets hope he learns fast.