The Trust is delighted to announce that the resident female osprey at Loch of the Lowes, affectionately known by many as 'Lady', has laid a third egg, the 67th of her lifetime.
The egg is believed to have been laid in the hour or so before dawn on Tuesday 24 April, and was beamed live to the world via our dedicated osprey webcam. Click here for live video footage.
This latest arrival was greeted with huge excitement by the team of staff and volunteers at Loch of the Lowes, and significantly increases the chances of chicks hatching this year at this famous nest. The latest egg also equals our resident female osprey's historic average of three chicks per year.
Scottish Wildlife Trust Perthshire Ranger Emma Rawling said:
“It has been a fantastic week at Loch of the Lowes so far. We were delighted to see the arrival of a second egg earlier this week, so to see our resident female lay the 67th egg of her lifetime this morning was truly remarkable.
“Our 24 hour nest protection programme is now in full swing and we very much hope to see the eggs hatch in a few weeks' time. We're expecting this to happen around the last week of May or the first week of June.“
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, with members of the Scottish Wildlife Trust getting free entry. Click here for more information.
Above: Three eggs at Loch of the Lowes