The male osprey ringed with an orange plastic ring inscribed 'VS' was caught at Rothiemurchus fish farm on 16 August 1994, when he was two years old.

Orange VS paired with White EJ in 2008, but he didn't appear in 2009.

Orange VS' offspring at Loch Garten

Male ospreys have a 'clean' white breast, whereas females are more streaked brown.

Photo: Orange VS (back) arrives to take over from EJ on the eggs.