Its 4am here at Lowes and all is quiet on the Loch, besides the odd tawny owl calling and goose honking in the distance. Our lady osprey seems very settled- probably because she had a decent dinner last night! The male brought in a lovely trout about 9pm, which is a great sign- maybe he has finally found the trout source nearby at Butterstone Loch!
With only two weeks to our possible first hatching date, we are all starting to get excited, but obviously not taking anything for granted at this stage.
As the first dawn light starts to creep in, the nightwatch team wishes you a good morning!
Emma Rawling Perthshire Ranger
At 6am it’s becoming clear that its a windy cold morning here, with onshore waves on the loch. The male took over incubation at around half past five and it’s just as well he’s built the walls of the nest so high for windbreaks!