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Bird Watching: Scottish osprey nest (Loch of the Lowes)

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 30, 2013
6:28 PM

Post #9467127


The staff at Loch of the Lowes are pretty certain that the female who arrived on Saturday 30 March is the adult female known as Lady - right on cue, too. There is just a tiny element of doubt because the dark mark in her right iris seems slightly different, but all her behaviours are the same.

Here's a link to the blog. http://blogs.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/osprey/

Here's a link to the thread Gardenpom started last year. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1084943/

This message was edited Mar 31, 2013 8:30 AM

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 2, 2013
5:36 AM

Post #9469504

Long live Lady!
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 6, 2013
4:48 PM

Post #9474026

Hope they have better weather and luck this season. The cam is still down, hopefully will be up and running sometime Monday.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 18, 2013
6:11 PM

Post #9489052

She has laid her first egg for this season. Number 65 in all.

The new camera set-up must be having a lot of teething problems. It takes ages buffering and then the quality is appalling.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 18, 2013
6:28 PM

Post #9489069

Yes, they reference that in their blog (April 16th). That is one amazing bird. And this is in the WILD… with migration.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 18, 2013
7:04 PM

Post #9489105


I know! I recently read the book about her. She is one astonishing bird.

Off the topic of this thread a bit, but just by way of comparison with the migratory ospreys, I went to the osprey nest that I watch yesterday. I didn't expect that I'd see any ospreys, because we're only just into autumn (if you could call it that). On the nest was Dad, on the low branch was Big Hook and on the left branch leading from the nest was the juvenile. I've seen both adults recently when I've kayaked below the nest. Both birds were down closer to the river, but very close to the nest tree. What a charmed life they live in comparison to the migratory birds.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 19, 2013
5:11 AM

Post #9489328

right, I wonder how much longer yours there live than ones who have to migrate.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 21, 2013
1:45 AM

Post #9491487

I wish there was a way of telling, Marna, but without banding or positive and permanent marks on individual birds, it's all guess work.

Lady laid her 2nd egg of the season in the early hours of this Scottish morning.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 24, 2013
4:35 AM

Post #9495316

Now a third egg in the nest.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 27, 2013
6:55 AM

Post #9498829

Four eggs!!!!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 27, 2013
11:59 AM

Post #9499089

Woo Hoo!!
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 27, 2013
4:27 PM

Post #9499249

They only know of one instance where 4 Osprey chicks survived at a nest site. 4 eggs certainly gives better odds of a couple hatching, though.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

June 1, 2013
5:07 AM

Post #9541676

First egg hatched this morning!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

June 1, 2013
6:28 AM

Post #9541764

Just saw that, GP. Thanks. I wonder if it is the first or the second egg which has hatched. I can't get the webcam this evening.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

June 1, 2013
5:03 PM

Post #9542475

Lately they have had a problem at night, and when I do get it, it is aimed away from the nest. They think this may be the second or third egg, so it looks like the 1st egg failed. I was fortunate to see the baby a few times before I left for work. The female was feeding it so gently.

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