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Saturday, 19 June 2010

Concern mounts for 'Lady' OSPREY in Scotland

See Loch of the Lowes diary here - http://blogs.swt.org.uk/osprey/

Concern is mounting for the welfare of an adult female OSPREY sat on an eyrie overviewed by the hides at the Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve at Loch of the Lowes, near Dunkeld. It is not known at this stage what is wrong with her and for several days now she has barely moved. The two offspring are being attended by the father at present but this does not bode well for the survival of the female.

Loch of the Lowes has seen the birth of 71 baby Ospreys since 1969, making it one of the most prolific sites in Scotland for the species. 'Lady' as she is known has been responsible for raising many of these youngsters to flying stage and she and her mate have been on my annual Scottish itineries for many a year. It is heartbreaking news

Lee Evans