An empty nest this morning makes me feel a little mournful, but rest assured all four of our ospreys have been seen already today.
Dad brought in a fish at 7am, followed by mum with a fish at 7.30am- one each for the chicks, fairs fair! Rinchen tells me that the smaller of the two chicks, though still a wee bit more of a ‘baby’ is now getting more of the fish delivered by the parents and is definitely holding its own, so no worries there.
All four of the birds however, are spending more and more time away from nest , and even beyond the reach of the webcam. They are however, still around- often just on the far side of the loch or at the far end, and sometimes over neighbouring Craiglush loch. Our adults are also expanding their hunting territories in order to keep up with the insatiable demand by the chicks for food- as evidenced by mum bringing in a blue trout yesterday which can only have come from Butterstone Loch a few miles away.
Lets hope the weather holds stable and all our birds continue their successfully fishing strike rate in order to be on top form for migration.