Osprey Diary August 1, 2010

Dunkeld and the Loch seem eerily quiet this morn despite the calling of “mom” and juvie.

Fresh fish again by “our” reliable male. As I mentioned recently, many of the deliveries are larger these days;  more work and a heavier load for the young. Earlier, I posed that this event was intentional. “Greedy” acts just that. Perhaps some of us noticed “Slim” driving off a crow twice yesterday and a grey heron with terrific intent, whilst “his” sibling gorged away. “Our” female remained on the nest during this event, no doubt very observant. Perhaps we do have a male & female. Practically speaking, we may never know.

The egg, raided by a crow early yesterday morn has been shattered entirely, the integrity of the structure broken. Natural forms and behaviour are truly spectacular. What remains will change along with the fish scales, mandible, pond weed, bark and detritous in the habitat of nest. We remember. As we will the events of days past, on this blog.

All four osprey here this morn, a new month begins. Best for all. Rinchen

Help protect Scotland’s wildlife

Our work to save Scotland’s wildlife is made possible thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters.

Join today from just £3 a month to help protect the species you love.

Join today


Preface

Dunkeld and the Loch seem eerily quiet this morn despite the calling of “mom” and juvie. Fresh fish again by “our” reliable male. As I mentioned recently, many of the …

Posted in

Blogs -

Stay up to date with the Scottish Wildlife Trust by subscribing to our mailing list 

Back to top