A Peaceful Day on the osprey nest -mostly! 15th April

It has been a mostly peaceful day on our Loch of the Lowes osprey nest today, thank goodness, so we can all get over the excitement of the last few days! There has been much sharing of incubation duties between the male and female, and no fewer than four fish deliveries to the nest today. There was some aerial action this morning when the male gave chase to some carrion crows who dive bombed the nest- a standard tactic that they use to trick adult birds into leaving tasty eggs unprotected. There was also one intruder osprey around this afternoon briefly, but no serious aggression.

Here’s a stunning photo of one of our Ospreys at Loch of the Lowes by Phil Hannah- copyright.Osprey at Loch of the Lowes by Phil Hannah- copyright.

You will notice the webcams are back up again- techno gremlins successfully banished again- thanks to Michael our IT officer and Stuart from Scottish Communications.

Lastly, thank you to everyone who has phoned, emailed and tweeted us with support for our wonderful volunteer and staff team who did such a great job protecting the birds on Sunday during the disturbance incident. Its is a timely reminder to everyone this Easter to remember all birds and their nests are legally protected, and to keep a safe respectful distance in order not to cause disturbance, and allow the birds we love to breed in peace.

Ranger Emma

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