Wildlife Diary 31st March

Exciting events continue at Loch of the Lowes.  Our visitors have really enjoyed seeing our resident female back in action for another year, with our top hide packed out all day!

Our resident female (often known as Lady) by Bryan Turnbull

Last night, shortly after the pike gave our un-ringed male a nip, both ospreys left the nest to eat (female) and fish (male) – within 8 minutes we had a couple of red kites and buzzards taking a closer look at the nest!  One red kite seemed to attempt a landing, but the male hurried back just in the nick of time.

Red kite, Buzzard and Osprey (Left to right) by Bryan Turnbull

The male then brought a number of sticks to the nest before bringing in a final trout which he seemed rather unwilling to share, coming and going from the nest continuously with fish in tow.  Finally he decided to take it away for himself.

Today we’ve had another sunny day, with an early fish delivery at 7:30am.  The male continued to bring twigs, moss and dried grass for the nest over the day, with the female becoming progressively more vocal as he didn’t bring fish!  Finally he brought a pike at 3:25pm – she promptly flew off to feast.  Finally at 4:08pm he brought in a perch for himself and retired to nearby tree for dinner.

Looking forward to tomorrow!

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