Wonderful news this morning at Loch of the Lowes, with another Osprey arrival at 8.31am. I was lucky enough to be on osprey watch shift in the lochisde hide at the time, and the bird flew in just 10 or so feet above my head and landed confidently on the nest.
Rushing inside to the HD camera controls , I was able to zoom in and get really good veiws of this birds plumage and eyes.
I am delighted to confirm that it does appear to be our faithful regular breeding female, affectionately know as ” Lady” by many folk, who has returned for her 22nd year at Loch of the Lowes.
She has lost no time in tidying her nest and using her favorite perch. We will be fascinated to watch what she does today!
Amazingly things have gotten even more exciting here at Loch of the Lowes! After leaving the nest to presumably fish and bath, the female osprey has returned and spent the rest of the moring on the nest. Amazingly she has just had a young? male visit her and mate! He has been back three times and I can confirm it is an unringed bird, not her usual mate Green 7Y.
A HUGE thankyou to Lyndsay Roberston our camera technician thanks to whose tenacity we seem to have sorted the recent camera problems. His professional and capable help means we have been able to bring you the great HD web pictures of all todays action.