Osprey Diary 6th July

Good morning all! As I’m new to The Scottish Wildlife Trust at Loch of The Lowes a brief introduction is called for. I’ll be here for the next six months at the reserve, working on the visitor services side of things, no doubt I’ll be blogging pretty regularly too. Coming from London , Scotland and it’s resident wildlife is all rather new for me, I’m just looking forward to getting stuck in and acquainting myself with our celebrity ospreys.

Onto the update. We’ve had a fairly quiet morning so far with relatively little activity from the Lady, although our youngsters are becoming more boisterous, flapping their wings vigorously and shuffling closer to the edges of the nest in eager anticipation. Having just seen the osprey chicks at Bassenthwaite who appeared slightly dozy and were still taking chunks of fish from under Dad’s talons, I’m impressed by how developed these juveniles are. At 9.40 they were feeding themselves with chunks of pike found in the nest then taking turns to peer inquisitively over the sides of the nest and directly at the camera. No sign of Dad so far and Lady is busy watching the skies for potential danger.

Will update soon,

Charlotte

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Good morning all! As I’m new to The Scottish Wildlife Trust at Loch of The Lowes a brief introduction is called for. I’ll be here for the next six months …

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