A cool, damp and windy morning here at Lowes, with both the chicks visiting the nest in between training flights. Both are looking more confident in their flights and making remarkably good landings all things considered.
Our poor lady osprey has been looking a wee bit lonely on the nest -a bad case of empty nest syndrome literally. Some of us have been noticing that she seems to be spending a lot of time on the nest, rather than joining in with fishing, which would be more usual at this time of year. Is she resting up to build her strength? She seems to be supervising the youngsters and watching carefully, but taking things easy. Not a bad thing as she has only weeks left to gain strength before autumn migration. We can only hope she reaches full condition in time, in order to have the best chance of surviving the journey ahead.
6pm Update : Hi folks Emma here, sorry for the camera being a bit static today- someone forgot to change it to roving HD mode this morning ( we are human alas ) . I’ve just taken a wee tour of the loch and found two of our four ospreys ( mum and one chick) hiding in the better cover of the trees just across the bay- this is the side that is not so wind blown today! Don’t worry they will still use the nest for quite a while yet, it’s just that today it is the wettest and windiest palce on the loch so they’ve sensibly decided to shelter elsewhere. Emma