Our ospreys have fledged the nest

Both LN1 and PT0 have fledged, which is a huge milestone for the birds and a moment we have been looking forward to all year!

Now they have taken their maiden flights they will spend the next few weeks mastering flying and learning to fish, before setting off on their long journey south.

Ospreys spend solitary adult lives outside of short window where they pair for breeding, so each one has to be able to fend for itself by finding food. Fortunately the rich sources of fish that have fuelled their rapid growth in the nest make for an excellent training ground!

Webcam watchers will find that our nest will be increasingly empty but now that the chicks are in flight it is a great time to visit Loch of the Lowes to see them as adult birds.

You’ll have to be quick though! We expect LF15 to leave the reserve relatively soon, followed by the two young birds, with LM12 bidding farewell to Perthshire in late August or early September.

Emma Castle-Smith

Visitor Centre Assistant Manager

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