In reply to Catlady:
2016: first time in history an Osprey nested in the NL. 2018: 2 active nests! 2019 a storm interferes. 2020: a third active nest in a tree!
@OM and Thanks to 25 Mac for bringing info forward from FB.
Wonderful news after40 years.I was hoping that Tigers
Ospreys News Bulletins would have more info, particularly as he had commented. Maybe later today we will learn more.
It's been horrible scrollng thru, the pixels are so unstable.
I can't ID this little bird, not no-how:
It's been raining but I don't think it is now.
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Hi scylla. He does look quite finchy and also quite stripey. A humbug finch? I can't really see his beak that well and it doesn't look that fine but I might plump for a meadow pipit and wait to be shot down in flames. 2nd guess - a siskin? His legs aren't long enough for a pipit...??
There were 22 osprey nests in Scotland in 1978. 11 failed.
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I wonder if an empty nest qualifies as a failed nest?
Some people think Ospreys are a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.
In reply to Otter Miemuis:
Hi OM, the news was on Facebook from A9 birds. The A9 is the start of the main road from up in my neck of the woods (Caithness) down to Inverness and onto Perth. I am unsure of the actual area where A9 birds cover but Aviemore, where they give us all the updates re the Osprey's fishing etc, is only 10 miles from Loch Garten. Again unsure where this nest is, that has been used for the first time in 40 years, but will be probably be in or around the same area. Hopefully there is still hope for the LG nest, but from what I read, I think by mid month, that would be about the timeline for something to happen!
This is the A9 Birds Facebook link ( I am not on facebook but you can view lots, keep hitting not now, to set up an account) - A piece about dear EJ (scroll down to the entry on 19th April) down the page a bit and the 40 year old nest being used at the top.
Another link about A9 birds, for anyone intersted, actually sounds really good!
Bet you wished you had not asked now OM!
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