Anyone watching on our osprey webcam this evening might have noticed we’ve had some high winds at the Loch of the Lowes. Our male osprey (LM12) has quickly learned that it is best not to incubate while facing away from the wind, after being caught by a strong gust and blown off the eggs in a rather undignified manner. The nest has been blown around a bit but our breeding pair have been keeping their clutch closely guarded today, chasing off an intruder osprey and crows.
The male osprey has been quite keen to incubate lately and has been more than willing to take a turn on the nest. He doesn’t always get it right – at one point this afternoon he was incubating three osprey eggs and one fish. The female (LF15) had to nudge him off the eggs this evening so that she could settle in for the night. She is currently hunkered down against the weather – facing the wind.
Jane Hamilton, Species Protection Officer