As you will be aware we currently still don’t know the exact location of our osprey chick, Blue 44.
Please be assured the staff at Loch of the Lowes are doing all they can to rectify this situation. We have just received our first set of co-ordinates from the tracking device which is helping us pinpoint our search. The good news is that the satellite fix shows some movement from our chick, which is an excellent sign, as is the fact that both his parents are staying in an area close to the nest.
Our ranger and volunteers were out until late last night and have been since early this morning, combing the area looking for signs of the chick in case it has got itself in trouble.
During this period I would ask you to bear with the staff based at the centre, in particular, with regard to updates. The staff are working flat out and we simply do not have the capacity to answer individual phone calls or e-mails at this time.
We are all very aware how privileged we are to work in such beautiful surroundings and be able to study first hand all the amazing wildlife found on the reserves.
We hope that you understand the amount of time taken to carry out all this work and why it is very difficult for us to answer individual requests for updated information. We very much appreciate all the help and support given by the tens of thousands of people who watch our webcam and read our blog, and really would like to chat to you all individually, but this is just not possible. We will let you know what is happening as soon as we possibly can.
Thankyou for your patience.