Osprey Diary 11th August

  Our two young ospreys have feeling pretty soggy this morning with another wet day meaning they are roosting in the trees away from the nest where there is a bit more cover- who can blame them! Neither has had a lot of fish yet today, but we suspect more and more of the fish are being passed over by dad away from the nest, so we could have missed one.

With weather like this you can’t help but think of our female osprey travelling south, hopefully in much better conditions. We know ospreys take anything up to 5 weeks or so in the autumn to migrate, stopping many times on route to rest and refuel. So with her being gone a week now she could already be over southern England or even over the Bay of Biscay or the Iberian peninsular.  Let’s just hope she gets good winds (ideally a northerly wind to speed her on her way) and no stormy patches that could blow her out to sea, or too far in over the desert. Safe travels Lady!

Emma Rawling

Perthshire Ranger

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  Our two young ospreys have feeling pretty soggy this morning with another wet day meaning they are roosting in the trees away from the nest where there is a …

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