Wildlife Diary Tuesday 4th Sept

Thank you for your understanding during our webcam breakdown – at least the lightning strike didn’t happen right in the middle of the nesting season! We know it is frustrating not being able to see the nest right now, but please be reassured that you are not missing an awful lot of Osprey activity. We are still able to view the nest camera image in the centre, and are still recording 24hrs a day for security and study so we will keep you are up to date as possible.

We will post a run down of the activity every couple of days on the blog and any really interesting events we will try to post video of here and on our Youtube channel for you to see.

Thursday 30th:

6.13am male delivers headless fish to nest for Blue44 (until 6.54)

7.03am intruder bird on the nest for less than a minute

8.35 red squirrel visits nest

2.20pm Blue 44 on nest calling (till 2.48pm)

4.55pm Blue 44 on nest calling (till 5.49pm)

5.00pm fish delivery by male- small perch Blue 44 eating

5.28pm fish delivery – male brings in pike blue 44 eating. Male leaves 15mins later

5. 49pm male returns and eats some leftovers until 5.57pm

Friday 31st:

6.05am Blue44 on nest ( till 6.36am)

6.57am large trout delivered by male alive. Blue 44 arrives and eats (till 8.30am)

7.56am male returns for leftovers- left

8.30am Blue 44 leaves nest, half of trout still in nest, removed by male.

10.30am same large trout brought back by male, blue 44 returns

1.52pm Blue 44 on nest begging

3.21pm Blue 44 on nest begging

4.41pm Blue 44 on nest begging

7.35 pm Blue 44 on nest begging

8.14pm Blue 44 on nest begging

Saturday 1st:   

6.52am Blue44 on nest (till 6:54 am)

8.40am Blue 44 on nest (till 8.44am)

9.37am Red Squirrel on nest

12.31pm Great tits on nest

2.47pm male arrives on nest for 2 mins

7.08pm Blue 44 arrives, begging, leaves at 8pm

Sunday 2nd        

6.34am Blue 44 arrives, begging (until 9.20am)

9.54am Blue 44 returns begging (until 10.40am)

11.11am Blue 44 back (until 12.34)

1.04pm Blue44 returns

3.25pm male delivers headless fish, Blue 44 eats it, male leaves.

4.42pm Blue 44 leaves

6.44pm Blue 44 returns

7.25pm Male brings another headless fish, Blue 44 eats until 8.18pm, leaves with remains

Monday 3rd:

6.42am Blue44 on nest ( until 7.02am)

8:10am Male delivers fish, male leaves ( Blue 44 eats until 8:54)

10:50am Blue 44 returns begging , leaves again at 11.05am

11.18am Blue44 arrives at same time as male with a fish, male leaves. Blue feeds until 12noon.

6.12pm Blue44 on nest, for 4 mins

7.06pm Male brings in a fish, Blue 44 arrives and feeds, male leaves

8.17pm Blue 44 leaves nest with fish remains

Tuesday 4th ( so far) :

6.07am Male arrives on nest , but leaves 3 mins later

7.37am Blue 44 arrives, male follows with headless fish, Blue44 begging and feeding, male leaves. Blue feeds until 7.44am, but doesn’t; finish fish- leaves without it.

8.32am Male returns to nest and takes remaining fish and leaves

If you would like to help us raise the money to repair and replace the damaged camera equipment – and a HUGE THANK YOU to those of you who already have -please visit our donation page and select the cause “ Our work with ospreys” . Thank you very much from the Loch of the Lowes team.

 

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Preface

Thank you for your understanding during our webcam breakdown – at least the lightning strike didn’t happen right in the middle of the nesting season! We know it is frustrating …

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