Osprey Diary 20th July

Update 2:54pm: Cameras should be back up and working now.

Update: Will our cams are still being worked on, I thought I’d update you on todays comings and goings. Both chicks have been on the nest, off the nest, on the nest, off the …you get the picture! Both currently back on the nest after some time sat in trees doing a bit of preening. Dad brought in a nice brown trout about lunchtime, which mum grabbed while she had the opportunity and flew off with it. She ate her fill and brought the rest back for the chicks to fight over. Both had a bite but seem peckish again, calling incessantly for dad to bring more lunch!
Off to work on the webcams again! Wish me luck!
Fiona

With the cameras back up and running after our wee power cut crisis overnight , we can only hope the birds show themselves on the nest early this morning to help you all with your withdrawal symptoms!

Both the chicks have certainly been very active over the last few days, constantly bouncing to and fro the nest on training flights, circling the loch, and even taking the odd run at the water- not seriously tryo9ng to catch anything yet, but probably practising judging distances, angles and speeds for successful strikes in the future.When they roost however, they are never far from the nest- most often in the trees opposite where they can be clearly seen from the hides- and always in easy reach if a parent with a fish does happen to appear on the nest.They are certainly vocal that’s for sure- this must surely be the nosiest time of the year on the nest!Emma Rawling

Perthshire ranger

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Update 2:54pm: Cameras should be back up and working now. Update: Will our cams are still being worked on, I thought I’d update you on todays comings and goings. Both …

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