After what seems like weeks of hot sunny days, the rain has come! The land could certainly do with a soaking and the level of the loch was
Our ospreys are doing very well despite the weather extremes. From daytime temperatures of 8 degrees to 27 degrees, baking sun to wind and rain, they continue to eat, squabble and sleep.
The eldest chick has even taken to copying its Mum (LF15) and tidy the nest!
Over the last few weeks there have been several intruding ospreys bothering our nesting pair. Usually the male will go up and join the female on the nest for added protection, but if the intruders persist it sometimes takes a concerted effort by the female to finally get rid of them.
Today we have seen 2 buzzards high over the loch but the ospreys took no notice. Then, 2 ospreys appeared and the male took off and dive bombed them until they moved away down the valley.
Our male (LM12) is bringing in plenty fish and treating visitors in the hides to shows of his fishing prowess! All going well, we would expect to see them fledge around the first/second week in July.
The poor Great Crested Grebes did not appreciate the heavy rain – their 3rd nest amongst the water lilies dispersed into the choppy water and they are now rebuilding – again.
Apologies for the lack of Squirrelcam today, we are working at restoring the live link.