The resident ospreys at Loch of Lowes have begun their fifth season together following the arrival of female osprey LF15 at 17:47 on Saturday.
Shortly after LF15’s arrival her mate LM12 could be seen carrying out an impressive skydancing display over the nest. Within half an hour he brought his hungry mate a fish.
Sara Rasmussen, the Trust’s Perthshire Ranger, said: “It’s exciting to see our resident birds back together.
“Ospreys live completely independent lives outside of the breeding season but LM12 and LF15 have quickly re-established themselves as a pair.
“They have already made their first attempts at breeding. LF15 will begin laying eggs about ten days after the first successful mating.”
LM12 and LF15 have been breeding at the reserve since 2015. They have successfully fledged 10 chicks from 12 eggs.
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