Osprey Diary 12th May

Nail biting doesn’t even begin to describe recent activity on the osprey nest- last night was a nerve-shredding drama!  For those of you who missed the action, here’s a rundown: Our male osprey was left in charge of the eggs , but got bored after a few minutes and took off over the loch, leaving the eggs alone and undefended for 28 minutes! This on the coldest most miserable night you can imagine, when mum was nowhere to be seen either, but eventually she came to the rescue and got the eggs warmed up. Luckily no predator had spotted them meanwhile.

This is longer than eggs are normally left and definately into a very risky zone- we can only hope the growing chicks inside haven’t been harmed and all is still well- we’ll have to wait another week to find out. After all those nice things I said about our male yesterday, he is definately not in my good books- despite the big fish he brought in soon after!

On the up side we did have a lovely view of a white deer hind on the loch shore last night .

Peter has asked me to say thank you to all of you who have suggested and shown an interest in a DVD of our ospreys- happily one is already on the cards, and we hope you will soon be able to share some of the ‘best bits’ of our birds story- though Peter has the unenviable task of choosing those out of literally thosands of hours of film! We will keep you posted.

Emma Rawling

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Nail biting doesn’t even begin to describe recent activity on the osprey nest- last night was a nerve-shredding drama!  For those of you who missed the action, here’s a rundown: …

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