Yes folks we really, definitely and truly have an egg on our osprey nest at Loch of the Lowes. Our resident female started sitting in her deep nest cup this evening, and around 7pm her behaviour started to change- following much the same progress we thought we saw on Wednesday night! At around 7.15 this intensified (heavy breathing etc) and the egg appears to have been laid around this time. We were all very excited but waited for confirmation this time, after she tricked us with her ‘phantom egg’ earlier in the week.
However it took until 8.04 pm until she stood so we could see the egg- clearly and unequivocally at last!
The egg is the usual lovely bright white speckled with dark reddish brown spots and looks normal from what we have seen so far.
You can imagine the team of staff and volunteers on duty tonight are over the moon and all cheering! We will leave the webcam on the HD setting for as long as we can this evening to help give you all a view of the egg if possible.