Wildlife Diary 26th March: Still Waiting…

It seems we still have two ospreys in the area, with several sightings on the Loch today including of one osprey with a fish so at least they aren’t hungry!

We believe the same unringed female bird as yesterday made another quick visit to the nest this morning, staying for only a couple of minutes, almost as if to check if there were any other claimants  ( or potential mates) around, before leaving heading east again.

This bird is definitely not our regular breeding female, as it lacks her distinctive markings.

We can only wait and see what tomorrow brings at this famous nest, and hope all the Scottish Ospreys are fairing well on their long and hazardous spring migrations.

A glorious day on the Loch otherwise, with 265 greylag geese this morning, courting Great Crested Grebes, and a Green woodpecker, as well as Yellowhammers at the feeding station and lots of toads in wet areas.

On the Tummel Shingle Islands today , we counted 400 common Gulls already courting and sitting on eggs in their traditional nesting area on the rivers shingle banks- noisy but spectacular!

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It seems we still have two ospreys in the area, with several sightings on the Loch today including of one osprey with a fish so at least they aren’t hungry! …

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