LOCH ARKAIG - THE WOODLAND TRUST - APRIL 2021 to END OF FEBRUARY 2022

  • In reply to patily:

    patily said:
    What exciting news ofactivity on this nest and news of Louis family Who is the female that has paired with Louis

    Hi Patily, 

    activity on the nest: WT George informed us two chicks were ringed on Pean JH3's old nest this year, given rings LW1 & LW2, so when Louis' two boys LW3 & LW4 start flying, maybe they'll all pop over and pose for the camera. Until then, hope Affric (Blue 152) & YP keep visiting.

    We don't know anything about Dorcha, as she's now called, as she's not ringed. She may be one of he females seen briedly on the camera nest in April with Louis, not sure as we don't have any close-ups of her. Dorcha is so named because she's dark, could the female of 27th May be her? Probably too late as Louis' chick hatched 15th June, unless he was incubating while she went flyabout. 

    https://youtu.be/eLQgDi2VKIA    female 19th April

    https://youtu.be/bsD5tG-ma_U   female 23rd April

    https://youtu.be/OpyGsxeMGwE   skinny female 23rd April

    https://youtu.be/qwxy6NxweS4    attempted mating with skinny female 24th April

    https://youtu.be/qT3I0WiNGu8   the very dark female 27th May 

  • Thank you GEMEFF for that additional info and links
  • New video of Dorcha and chicks LW3 & LW4, thanks Liz!