Female osprey NC0 laid her first egg of the season at Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve at 10:18 this morning.
The mottled egg is around the size of a duck’s egg. Female ospreys typically lay between two and three eggs in a season. NC0 will stay on the nest to incubate her eggs for around 5-6 weeks before they hatch.
Our Perthshire Ranger Sara Rasmussen said: “We were absolutely thrilled to see NC0’s first egg this morning and we’re hoping to see more eggs laid over the next few days.
“Incubation is a great demonstration of how osprey pairs have to work as a team. NC0 will need to remain on the nest to successfully incubate the eggs, and she relies on her mate LM12 to bring her food during this time.”
Will Humpington, Advisor for Climate Change & Environment, People’s Postcode Lottery said: “It’s great to hear that NC0 has laid her first egg of the season. Our players are proud to support the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Osprey Protection Programme. We’ll be keeping our eyes on the live webcam to see how many more eggs she lays this season.”
The Trust’s live osprey webcam ensures people from around the world can follow events as they happen. Our Osprey Protection Programme is supported by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.