Osprey Diary August 3rd

Thank you to all our bloggers who have contributed such wonderfully detailed observations so far. It is a great help, especially overnight, and we can be sure that we aren’t missing a moment of our Lady’s’ last days here this year.

 Many people have been asking what to look for as our female osprey prepares to leave, and the honest answer  is that there are no real anticipatory signs. She simply decides one day that the time has come, and flews off and doesn’t return to the nest- if we haven’t seen her for more than 24hrs on the nest or Loch we can usually presume she ahs headed south.

 Meanwhile our chicks are giving us all a fantastic show here at Lowes, with spectacular and sometimes comical action over the loch. They are getting bolder by the day, and can be seen trying their luck at diving into the water regularly around the loch side. None of these runs so far has been successful, but it won’t be long before we have the first fish we hope!

Emma Rawling

Perthshire Ranger

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