Wildlife Blog 1st June 2011

Events from the nest today:

Incubation of the eggs continued on the nest today with both ospreys taking turns throughout the day. The female was seen chasing a crow away from the nest at 07:53am – ospreys will defend their nest in this manner throughout the breeding season. At 12:37pm 7Y arrived at the nest with a small pike, which our female osprey took away to eat elsewhere whilst he took over nest duties. Another fish followed a short while later at 2:08pm, again taken from the nest by the female.

For any more questions regarding our ospreys that you may have, please 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:

On the loch today there were  great crested grebes, mute swans and mallards, whilst sand martins, swifts and a common gull were seen overhead.

The feeding station was visited today by pheasants, great spotted woodpeckers, blue tits, coal tits, great tits & long-tailed tits, chaffinches, greenfinches, siskins & a yellowhammer.Three red squirrels were again seen regularly throughout the day.

Jonathan

Visitor Centre Assistant

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