Welcome to Loch Arkaig Ospreys season 8
Will Louis and Dorcha return to Nest 2?
Will someone take up residence in Nest 1?
Will any of Louis' chicks with Aila and Dorcha be sighted?
2023 season highlights:
Louis returned on Sunday 2nd April at 12.26.54
Dorcha returned on Sunday 9th April 08.09.46
They reunited on Monday 10th April at 12.33.03
First egg laid Friday 21st April at 05.44.19
A Golden Eagle touched down on Saturday 22nd April at 11.50.56
Second egg laid Monday 24th April at 07.03.30
Third egg laid on Thursday 27th April at 07.35.39
Violent Owl strike sends an egg overboard 23rd May at 00.26.46
First chick hatches - and it's Egg3! 31st May at 13.08
Another Owl strike - Bob's unharmed. 6th June at 00.18.16
It's a boy! The chick is ringed LY7 on 9th July around 10am
Fledge! LY7 finds his wings and flies 19th July at 15.05.11
Hello Ludo! The voting results are in and LY7 is named Ludo! 19th July
Dorcha leaves on her travels - last seen on 17th August at 06.30.34
Louis was last seen on 24th August at 15.50.34
Ludo LY7 was last seen* on 25th August at 10.03.28 (*on the nest)
Ludo sighted in France 24th September! Still there 8th October
Link to 2023 thread:
Brief history of the nests:
Sightings away from the nest:
Doddie JJ6 August - September 2020 Avalon Marshes Somerset
Rannoch JJ2 January 2022 Senegal
Doddie JJ6 May 2022 Shetland
Willow LW5 September 2022 France
Ludo LY7 September - October 2023 Brittany
Getting used to the new format of this forum!
Here's Diane's helpful post:
There is only one way to keep our posts in chronological order.
You must click "Reply" ONLY on the first post in the thread (my post that starts the thread). If you do that, your post will properly go to the end of the thread. All new posts will stay in order, according to the time they were posted--just like before the new format was installed. You can just check the end of the thread to see the day's posts.
However, if you click "Reply" at the end of anyone else's post, THEN your post is going to stay with that one. If I click "Reply" on a post made by Rusty, then my post is going to stay with Rusty's post, because it's an individual reply. It's not going to go to the end of the thread and appear in chronological order. That's why you have indented, narrow posts scattered and buried out of order in the thread.
So, when you want to write a post, click "Reply" ONLY on the first post in the thread. When you finish writing, your post will go to the end of the thread in perfect order.
Within your post, you can still list people's names and make comments to each of them, just like we always have.
WendyBartter said:Many thanks for the comprehensive start of new season thread Geemeff, hope it's soon full of new Osprey pics/vids!
Fingers and talons firmly crossed, Wendy!
Last year we had one chick on one nest - hoping for two chicks on two nests!
Unknown said:My thanks too Geemeff. A truly wonderful 're cap'
Thanks Cirrus, it was an eventful season. We’re about 6-7 weeks away from the new one - can’t wait!