Today our resident male osprey 7Y was seen on the nest at 11.40am, proving he is still in the area. Earlier an osprey was seen with a fish at 10.45 am though we cannot be sure whether this was in fact our resident male. Last year, our male was last seen at the nest on 22nd August.
Our female osprey hasn’t been seen since Sunday 7th August this year, while last year she only remained in the area until 4th August.
Scottish Wildlife Trust staff and volunteers are all still hopeful that our female will return to breed next year and make further contribution to her already astounding achievement of raising 48 chicks in her lifetime.