Good evening all,
Events at the nest over the past two days:
Our osprey pair has continued to incubate the eggs determinedly over the past two days with both birds taking turns at duties as usual. The male has spent his time bringing in the occasional stick, and more importantly, the odd fish.
The following gives a slightly more detailed account of the events of the past two days to compensate for the webcam being down and may repeat some details from yesterday’s blog.
At 12:37pm on Wednesday 1st of June, he brought in a small pike with which to feed his mate. Then again at 02:08pm he arrived with another fish, this time headless.
At 04:18pm, another osprey was spotted flying close to the nest. This prompted the male to leave the nest and give chase. He then returned around five minutes later having successfully seen off the interloper.
At 04:09am today our male brought in half of a fish to the nest. The female takes it eagerly and leaves, allowing him to take over incubation duty. Then at 01:00pm our female chased away an interloper from the vicinity of the nest. At 04:39pm, our male osprey brought in another fish to the nest. This time however, the female began to eat it while still on the nest, but left with it soon after.
Other Wildlife at Loch of the Lowes:
Species seen on the loch today were similar to those recorded yesterday. At the feeders were the usual group of pheasants, along with great spotted woodpeckers, blue tits, great tits, coal tits, chaffinches, greenfinches, siskins, yellowhammers and the occasional bank vole. Other species of note were two carrion crows, three jays, three red squirrels, three long tailed tits and a spotted flycatcher. A bullfinch was also seen in the area which was a rare treat.
We apologise for the lateness of this post and once again we thank you for your patience while our webcam has been down. We hope that you have enjoyed this update for the events of the past two days.
SITA Species Protection Officer