Good afternoon all,
Events at the nest today:
An average day on the nest today for our osprey pair, with both birds taking turns at incubation duty as normal. At several points during the day, the male was seen perched on a tree close to the nest. Then at 02:02pm our male brought in a fish with which to feed his mate. She then left the nest to eat it elsewhere.
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Other Wildlife at Loch of the Lowes:
Out on the loch; nineteen mallard, three greylag geese, five mute swans, five great crested grebes, seventeen Canada geese and eight black-headed gulls were sighted. Feeding on the small flies and insects which hovered above the water early this morning were half a dozen sand martins and a swallow.
At the viewing window this morning were six chaffinches, two coal tits, two blue tits, a great tit, two siskins, a yellowhammer, two greenfinches, three pheasant and two great spotted woodpeckers. Two red squirrels were also seen digging in to the peanut feeders. An ever-welcome visitor to the reserve was the vibrantly coloured bullfinch.
SITA Species Protection Officer