Some history of the BALGAVIES LOCH OSPREYS.
MALE - GREEN BF - RINGED HADDO 11 JULY 2004 - FIRST SEEN AT BALGAVIES IN 2008
FEMALE - WHITE UF - RINGED CLUNIE CASTLE 9 JULY 2009 - RING NUMBER 1428309
BLUE YD - RUNG AND SATELLITE TAGGED BY K. BROCKIE AND ROY DENNIS 17 JULY 2012
He has been sighted back in Scotland in recent years.
ALL SUBSEQUENT BROODS HAVE NOT BEEN RINGED.
LINK TO BALGAVIES LOCH OSPREYS 2016
LINK TO BALGAVIES LOCH OSPREYS 2015
LINK TO BALGAVIES LOCH OSPREYS 2014
Some of Darren Dawson's magnificent photos to remind ourselves of this lovely Osprey Family.
LAST YEARS BROOD OF FOUR
AND A STUNNING CLOSE UP OF ONE OF LAST YEAR'S JUVENILES
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Wishing that both male and female return safely and have a productive breeding year ahead.
EJ's Photo Thread Balgavies Loch Ospreys 2020
Would just like to share this stunning photo of a Bittern that Darren took at Loch of Kinnordy RSPB Reserve, a place I have visited many times and is a delight to visit.
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In reply to MaryGK:
What a brilliant start to the Balgavies season. Thank you, Mary. I love the history links!
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In reply to SheilaFE:
Thanks Mary - what a wonderful start to the thread. Super links and fantastic photos!
Here's wishing them a safe journey home and I so hope Blue YD is spotted again.
In reply to Karen:
Great start to the thread Mary.
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In reply to Tiger:
Thank you MgK
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MaryGK said:LAST YEARS BROOD OF FOUR
What fantastic parents BF and UF must be! And presumably they have a really good fish source :)
Thank you, Mary.
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In reply to scylla:
They don't have far to go for fish Scylla. Loch Roscobie next door is a favourite haunt, and also Balgavies Loch itself.
I remember my second year of visiting Balgavies, a guy in the hide was busy telling me that the male didn't fish in Balgavies Loch, the guy then left and what happened next, Green BF plucked a huge pike from the loch right in front of the hide ha ha.....
Also if you see Green BF with any flat fish you know he has been to Montrose Basin on a fishing expedition.
Darren went up to Loch Garten the other day, sat in the car park for two hours freezing and these are some of the wonderful photos he got of Crested tits. He stopped off at Lowes on way home so some photos on FB of Laddie also.
More can be seen on the Balgavies Loch Ospreys Facebook page.
I have never seen a crested tit, wonderful photos. I'm off to El Rocio next week & fingers crossed we just might find one.
In reply to Jane V:
News just in - an Osprey flying over Balgavies Loch, just waiting on ring number identification.
I will wait until ring number identification comes in before I do a jig LOL.....
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