LOCH ARKAIG - AUGUST 2020 TO MARCH 2021. Highlights are Mary GK's and Geemeff's wonderful videos of the 2020 season

August is the month when we've seen the Loch Arkaig ospreys depart on their journey south. We've enjoyed watching them this year - the wonderful parenting skills of Aila and Louis, and the antics of their 3 chicks, Captain, Vera and Doddie. 

Mary GK did an absolutely wonderful video summarising the 2020 season. Thank you so much Mary! And here is Geemeff's great compilation, thank you!

2020 last dates:

Doddie JJ6 was last seen at the nest on Saturday 15th August 2020

Aila was last seen on Saturday 22nd August 2020

Captain JJ7 was last seen on Sunday 23rd August 2020

Vera JJ8 was last seen on Saturday 5 September.

An unidentified osprey was seen off camera on Sunday 6 September eating a fish. This could well have been Louis, having arrived and found no Vera around to feed.

Doddie JJ6 was videod and photographed fishing for over a fortnight at Avalon Marshes in Somerset 

Link to July 2020 thread

Link to Youtube channel

Link to Woodland Trust Loch Arkaig page/webcam feed

  • Just seen this on LA chat roll:

    'Here is the Fishing Report for Friday 31st July.
    Louis brought four fish to the nest today: three brown trout and one flat fish.. This gives a running total of 419 fish since Louis and Aila reunited on April 6:
    382 brown trout
    8 silver tourists
    24 flatfish
    4 pike
    1 Arctic char (to be confirmed)'

  • Many thanks for the new thread, Korky! 

  • Thank you very much Korky for starting the new thread,    There was a fish delivery at 05.39, it was a scrum but JJ6 got it. 


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  • I think it is now JJ7 with the fish and JJ6 on the left at thebackand JJ8 on the right

    C WT Loch Arkaig

  • JJ8 took charge of the fish after about 20 mins.   Then eventually JJ7 pounced and managed to grab it. 

    Got to hand it to him, JJ7 has been a wily wee character since he first hatched, despite being the smallest he always managed to get fed.  

    I love this screen shot, are the other two in the huff because he has the fish Ha Ha....


     EJ's Memorial    Balgavies Loch Ospreys 2021

  • I was just posting this one as it shows the difference in size between JJ8 and her brother.

    Richard B

  • Thanks for setting up the August thread Korky. 07.30, JJ6 has a bit of (I assume the same) fish with JJ7 watching. Ian

    EDIT - JJ8 on the nest now as well.

  • Morning everyone! Korky, thanks for setting up the new thread. Re the fishing report, it might be two Arctic Char, there are three fish awaiting adjudication by George when he returns from his break. BTW, I posted yesterday's final two fish on the old one last night, but it shows up as this morning? Strange!  Ian, I posted fish two up as well after I saw your message.

    I enjoyed all this morning's photos especially Richard's size contrast and Mary's huff photos. An entertaining family, won't be with us much longer!

    Can't see a video from Mary so here's this morning fish delivery, sorry Mary if you did post one and it hasn't shown up on my system yet. My screen keeps buffering - odd how the nest cam livestream in the wilds of the Highlands functions perfectly well, yet here in London I keep having wifi trouble...