Wildlife Diary Friday 17th August

During today’s awful wet weather our young osprey Blue 44 sat determinedly on the nest, looking fairly miserable, waiting patiently in case his dad brought in another fish, after the breakfast trout at 7.19am. In weather conditions such as these it is hard for even the most experienced birds to fish as visibility is so poor, let alone our wee novice, so not surprisingly he hasn’t been attempting much today himself.

As we wait for the adult male osprey to leave, which could be any time in the next 2-3 weeks, we should all reflect on the fact that for a young bird  ( and we think a  first time dad) he has done an amazing job this year as a father and the main provider for his family. Here is another fabulous photo by Tom Taylor of our beautiful male is action:

 

Osprey by Tom Taylor- copyright
We are also all watching Blue 44’s satellite data to see how his movements spread out and build towards full independence and an autumn migration- his first hazardous and huge journey.

 From now on, we will be updating this blog every other day, and bringing you all the excitement of migration as it happens. Elsewhere we will bring you news of the arrival of autumn and winter wildfowl on Loch of the Lowes as it happens and nature news from all the SWT Perthshire reserves.

 

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During today’s awful wet weather our young osprey Blue 44 sat determinedly on the nest, looking fairly miserable, waiting patiently in case his dad brought in another fish, after the …

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