The excitement is really building now as we eagerly await the imminent return of ospreys to Loch of the Lowes. We very much hope to see our usual female osprey, known to many as Lady, here again, along with her male mate. Last year, she returned on 23 March and trends show that her arrival has been getting later in recent years.
The eyes of all staff, volunteers & visitors alike are trained on the loch for the slightest glimpse of our magical osprey pair. Rest assured, as soon as they return you will be able to follow all the action via our webcams at http://www.swt.org.uk/wildlife/webcams. In the meantime, I hope you continue to enjoy the view from our feeding station and across the loch.
Following the exciting news of our plan to satellite tag this year’s osprey chicks for the first time ever, we have created a series of pages which explore the reasons behind the project, explain how the tagging process works and provide answers to other commonly asked questions. You can find these pages at http://www.swt.org.uk/wildlife/osprey-tracking
Elsewhere, reports of osprey sightings are coming in at an ever increasing rate. Yesterday, a bird believed to be the male from the Glaslyn osprey pair in Wales was seen close to their nest site. Ospreys have also been seen at Netherfield Lagoons in Nottinghamshire on 16th and near Sladesbridge in Cornwall on 14th.
I will update you again as and when we have further news.