This video from Scotland is called Loch of the Lowes Ospreys 2012 – 30 March 8.32am – Lady Marge Returns!!
From Wildlife Extra:
Remarkable Osprey, ‘Lady’, returns to Scotland for 23rd year – Ospreys update
Ospreys spotted at Rutland and Glaslyn
April 2013. A sure sign of spring (ignoring the weather) is when ospreys return to the UK after their winter break in the warmer climes of West Africa. The first ospreys have foolishly returned a few days earlier than last year, to be greeted by rain, fog and even snow.
Lady returns again
The remarkable female osprey, known by many as ‘Lady’, that is believed to be 27 years old, has returned to the reserve near Dunkeld for the 23rd year in a row.
There are now at least 2 pairs resident at Rutland, in Manton Bay and at site B, and there have been sightings of several other birds too. Rutland’s most successful breeding osprey, ever, (03)97, was the first back on Sunday 18th March, ensuring that he had no competition for his usual nest site. He was followed shortly afterwards by (00)09, his daughter, who fledged in 2009 (The clue is in the name).
To get the latest updates, go to the Rutland osprey website.
Read more about Rutland Water Nature Reserve here.
Two birds have been spotted so far, one from each of last year’s pairs, but there partners have not yet been seen – Perhaps they will couple up? Several of the birds seen in Kielder over the last year or so have been identified as birds fledged in Glaslyn.
More about Kielder Water & Forest Park here.
It might have been the coldest Easter for decades but the weather did not deter the site from experiencing few excitements. The Glaslyn pair has been busy with the nest and many other sightings of ospreys in the vicinity. At one point, five ospreys were seen around the nest – what an amazing scene! Few have been spotted fishing in the Porthmadog area during the past few days.
Read more about the Glaslyn Osprey Project here.
Dyfi Osprey Project – Montgomeryshire
Unfortunately, no ospreys have returned here yet, it isn’t too late though.
Lake District Ospreys
Ospreys have been glimpsed several times, but none have taken up residence yet.
The female osprey returned on Saturday March 30th and was confirmed as the famous female using close ups of plumage and eye markings on Easter Day. Over the last couple of days she has settled into the nest, along with the male who has been at Loch of the Lowes for a week already. This is the same male who was new last year; he and ‘Lady’ successfully bred then, so we hope the same will happen this year.
Lady, as she has become known, is a remarkable over 25-year-old bird (Ospreys live on average just 8 years), that has raised
48 chicks so far, at Scottish Wildlife Trust‘s Loch of the Lowes wildlife reserve. This is her story. More details here.
More about Loch of the Lowes wildlife reserve is here.
EJ, the female osprey, delighted staff by winging her way back to the popular nature reserve. This year she was confronted with a spectacular wintry landscape, a frozen Loch Garten and temperatures of -7 degrees. Ready to spend her 11th year in the Cairngorms, she touched down just after 6:00pm on Wednesday 27th March 2013. As yet her partner has not been seen.
More about Loch Garten here.
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- World Famous Osprey Returns to Loch of the Lowes (fishingandwildlifenews.com)
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- Caledonia the osprey living high life in Seville (scotsman.com)
- ‘Oldest’ osprey returns to reserve (bbc.co.uk)
- Return of the osprey (express.co.uk)
- Where to watch red squirrels in the UK (tammytourguide.wordpress.com)
- Return of the Osprey to Hoover Reservoir (trekohio.com)
None outside, and I live in the woods……………. lol
Maybe they will come later, if there is open water 🙂
I am a few miles from the forth river…Maybe there?
I am no expert on birds 🙂
And I am not an expert on the Forth river … though I know there is much wildlife in the Firth of Forth, like on Bass Rock.
Yeah the one to the right of Crammond Island with the Lighhouse. I have no idea what is in the Firth. Seagulls 🙂 I know that much. Flying Rats…..
I should pay attention. I can see this from a room window. lol.. Seagulls terrorise us every year when they are nesting. The attack us walking from the car to the house. Hate the,. Edinburgh council are shooting all eggs they can find with a cap gun. Thousands a year. Yet we still have Yet we still ave thousands of them all over where I am
Beter than shooting herring gulls or lesser black-backed gulls would be yellow instead of grey garbage bags. Gulls don’t like yellow bags.
Seagulls don’t like yellow bags? How did someone figure this out? Tell me someone didn’t waste thousands on this? lol
It was like the time they spend £2M on trying to figure our if a bald eagle liked milk!! I SHIT YOU NOT!!
Just the PURE WHITE seagulls that annoy me..
Yellow plastic bags are made of stronger plastic which gulls cannot open. See
Ahh I did not know that..
See we do learn stuff each day.
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