Osprey Diary May 31st

It is a beautiful morning here at Lowes- blazing sunshine, and our female osprey is doing her best to provide shade for her chicks. Ospreys invariably choose exposed locations to nest, being paranoid about security and wanting a good view ( i guess if you.;d been hunted to extinction you’d be sensitive to risk too) and these sites are not the best for shelter! Our nest is about 60 feet up a large scots pine tree and despite having a small tree limb above them, it is to the north so it provides no shade this time of year. Consequently mum will use her body as a very effective parasol on hot days, just as she uses her warmth to sheild them on cold ones.
Our wee chicks have had two breakfast already and are doing well.
Emma Rawling
Perthshire Ranger

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It is a beautiful morning here at Lowes- blazing sunshine, and our female osprey is doing her best to provide shade for her chicks. Ospreys invariably choose exposed locations to …

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