A little while ago we wrote about the vandals attacking our microphone on the osprey nestcam. These were great tits who were pulling the fluffy covering off the microphone to use for nesting material.
Once again, we are experiencing problems from the sound/microphone area beside the osprey nest but this time we don’t think it can be blamed on the great tits.
As viewers of our cameras will have noted, the sound has stopped. We realise this is a loss to many people, as it is for our visitors in the visitor centre (no sound here either).
We are working hard at finding the cause and restoring the sound and can only ask for your understanding and patience. Should the fault turn out to be over at the tree we obviously cannot explore options while the ospreys are in residence.
Meanwhile, our two osprey chicks are doing very well. LM12 is bringing in regular fish (9am this morning being the last, as I write) and LF15 is doing a splendid job of keeping them as dry as possible in the rain showers and as cool as possible when the sun shines.
On the loch, the great crested grebes have managed to lay four eggs in their precarious nest. This is their 3rd or 4th nest because the winds keep making choppy waves and breaking it all up! We wish them luck for the coming weeks.
Visitor Centre Assistant