Wildlfie Blog 22nd May 2011

Events from the nest today:

It is now 39 days after the first egg was laid by our resident female osprey. We are all still waiting to see if any of the eggs will hatch this season as our female is estimated to be an impressive 26 years of age. Osprey eggs normally take between 35 and 39 days to hatch with the average being 37 days. However, in some instances eggs have been known to take up to 42 days to hatch.

This morning, our male osprey, 7Y, brought a fish to the nest at 7am which our female then left with. Since this time incubation has continued with our male and female ospreys sharing the duty. Both have been routinely turning the eggs during the day.

The 24 hour Watch continues here at Loch of the Lowes – ensuring the security of the three eggs on the nest. We will keep you all updated as any events unfold.

Other queries we have received via ospreys@swt.org.uk have been regarding the satellite tracing programme. Full details of this can be found on our dedicated webpage; so for answers to any of your questions, follow this link:

http://www.swt.org.uk/wildlife/ospreys-at-lowes/osprey-tracking/

For any more queries into our ospreys that you may have, check our dedicated FAQ page and see if you can find the answer you are looking for:

http://www.swt.org.uk/wildlife/ospreys-at-lowes/frequently-asked-questions/

Other wildlife at Loch of the Lowes:

A tawny owl was again heard early this morning, whilst elsewhere at the feeders were pheasants, great spotted woodpeckers, a robin, a blackbird, blue tits, coal tits, great tits, chaffinches, greenfinches and siskins. Also heard were the calls of the wood pigeon and the cuckoo. 2 red squirrels were also seen around the box feeders which are filled with peanuts.

Anna

Perthshire Reserves Seasonal Ranger

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