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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:10 pm

Well folks, 2021 Osprey season has started.

Lock Arkaig - no birds yet
Loch of the Lowes - no birds yet
Glaslyn
25/3/21 - Female (Mrs G) arrives - 08.42
29/3/2021 - Male (Aran) arrives 09.48 (earliest he has arrived back)

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:24 pm

Osprey on the nest at Loch of the Lowes. Not sure if male or female. I assume the pictures are live and not a recorded video stream. Looks like there is fresh nesting materials in the cup of the nest. Going by the chest markings I would say this was the female

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:48 pm

Male Osprey at Loch of the Lowes as well. Don't know when they both arrived. The blog hasn't been started yet. Great, four out of six of the Ospreys I have been watching are back. Hope the ones from Loch Arkaig are not to long in arriving.

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:38 pm

A lot of nest building going on at Loch of the Lowes.

Still nothing at Loch Arkaig. Earliest arrival was on 4 April 2019. Both Louis and Aila arrived on the same day that year.

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:05 am

Female at Loch of the Lowes re-arranging her nest. Spent ten minutes repositioning a stick on every side of the nest but I don't think she is finished with it yet!!

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Re: Ospreys

Post by Willpar » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:24 pm

Hopefully they will have a good year.

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:12 am

No birds yet at Loch Arkaig, yesterday was the earliest day they had arrived. There has been snow here. Maybe the birds knew and delayed their arrival until it clear.

Loch of the Lowes nest is looking very untidy. Wonder if there has been some squabbles with an intruder?

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:53 am

Snow on Loch of the Lowes and Loch Arkaig nests. Loch Arkaig is the worst and still snowing. No sign of any Ospreys yet.

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:12 am

Now snowing at Glaslyn.

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Re: Ospreys

Post by peregrine » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:26 am

Loch Arkaig - one bird has returned. Can only see legs and a tail as it is on the perch.

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