Here at Loch of the Lowes, we are still waiting with baited breath to see if our much loved veteran female osprey will make it back this year- for the last two years she has arrived on 30th of March , so maybe tomorrow will be the day?
If she does arrive, she will find her regular mate rather distracted by his increasingly serious flirtation with another female elsewhere! The male has only been to the main nest site- the one on our webcam- a few times today, and has spent most of his day on Flat top tree, bringing in a couple of fish and over 20 sticks to this potential alternative nest site.
There is still every possibility that this situation may change, with either bird drifting off to re-join other arriving mates on other nests- only time will tell. Meanwhile we wait to see if things get even more complicated over the next few days, but we may have to start contemplating the possibility that this situation may be the “new normal”.
A quick reminder that our visitor centre is now open everyday 10am-5pm and there is lots to see and do. All next weekend we have Osprey themed Family fun , with craft and quiz trails for kids ( free with VC entry) and a talk on Osprey migration on Saturday at 2pm by ranger Emma entitled “Miraculous Osprey Migration” including the latest satellite tracking research- there is a small charge. On Sunday we have a guest talk on research into Eastern Imperial Eagles at 2pm by Stewart Miller too, by donation.
For more information and Bookings please call 01350 727337