What a difference a week makes- lets all hope we don’t have a repeat of last weekends awful circumstances!
We are all overjoyed at our female ospreys recovery but still concerned and monitoring her weakened state- she still has a lot of weight and ground to make up. We are cautiously optimistic though, and of course relived beyond measure that the chicks have not suffered through this due to dads dillegence.
PLEASE NOTE: The SWT facebook page is in addition to this blog and the latest information will still be here every day. Personally I don’t know how it works but Fiona assures me she has it under control! It has been added due to demand from the public who preffer this medium.
Which leads me to another point- as I’m sure you are aware we have been getting up to 700 comments a day on this blog, all of which have to be moderated ( checked and posted by staff in case they are spam or offensive). This new medium has been a steep learning curve for us all and we have been surprised by its success. We do not have a dedicated member of staff to look after this- the rest of our very small team fit in in around all their other duties such as running the reserve, talking to visitors etc.
Particularly at night, when the office is unattended, you may find a delay in your comments appearing. We are hastily trying to work out better ways of dealing with this- perhaps having a team of volunteer moderators? We will keep you informed, and if you have suggestions, please let us know.
We would also like to encourage you more experienced watchers and bloggers to help answer some questions that recurr – feel free to add your own observations and help more recent bloggers with osprey basics.
Lastly another BIG THANKYOU to you all for your moral support during this very difficult week- your thoughts and wishes have helped the staff and volunteers enormously, and I suspect, somehow, our osprey too.
Emma Rawling Perthshire Ranger
P.S. A special sorry for the fact that someone ( an very overtired member of staff) forgot to put the camera over to night mode last night.