Loch Garten ospreys

Loch Garten ospreys

Loch Garten ospreys
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  • Counting down the days to our final farewells to EJ!

    It’s that time of year again and we are preparing to say goodbye to our chicks for good. Our young ospreys have been flying for well over 4 weeks now but recently they don’t seem too keen to venture far from the nest. The heavy rain and strong...
  • No Trout about it, our chicks are learning to fish!

    Good morning all! Eleven weeks ago our chicks were barely out of their eggshells. Now we have three big healthy young ospreys, a worthy testament to the last 60 years spent defending nests from egg thieves and ensuring the continued survival of this beautiful...
  • Incoming osprey...DUCK!

    EJ, the matriarch of Loch Garten, is a dab hand (talon?) when it comes to fishing. However, she likes to make life easy for herself by fishing at the fish farm at Rothiemurchus, which is the local osprey supermarket. The usual reaction when I tell people...
  • (very nearly) All grown up! - latest Osprey updates

    Good afternoon all! Now that our chicks are past the ten week stage, they are well and truly finding their feet (or rather, their wings) with regards to flying, and they’ve been delighting everyone in the Osprey Centre with their frequent movements...
  • The future: Perhaps coming to a pylon near you........?

    The picture below taken recently by my erstwhile colleague Stewart Taylor shows an osprey nesting on a purpose-added nesting tray to an electricity pylon. Is this the future for ospreys, or at least part of it? There are a few such nests on pylons...
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