Good morning all, Emma here , back after another wee four day break, which means I have been busy catching up this morning on all our wildlife news with the team here at Lowes. I am so glad to hear our male was still around yesterday- I have become very fond of him this season and wouldn’t have wanted to miss saying ‘goodbye’. He has more than proven himself as a father and proved me wrong as his biggest doubter!
The chicks however are conspicuous in their absence from the nest, but who can blame them- the draw of the wild world to explore must be strong. Only the need for food will be strong enough to tempt them back to the nest. However, in the local area, chances of seeing young birds are very good indeed if you have the patience to stake our local waterways.
Our general sightings of ospreys locally will now start to climb too, as more and more birds start passing through the district on their way south.
Hopefully more news today of our osprey family- I’ll keep you posted.
Thanks Emma Rawling
5pm Update: Dad has been around again today, but still no sign of the chicks on the nest- they must be roosting elsehwere. We have also had another adult osprey ( probably a female on her way south) pop by for a visit! Emma