Friday 13th may be unlucky for some, but it didn't stop the team up at the Aberfoyle ospreys from attempting to ring the two osprey chicks. (There were originally three chicks, but unfortunately the youngest succembed to the bad weather.) The only bad luck they had was the heavens opening as they scaled the tree to get reach the next. Luckily, the downpour was over quickly and everything else went really smoothly.
The chicks were ringed then measured and weighed, which revealed that there was a male and a female. Volunteers have named them Tony and Tia Maria.
As they're now six weeks old, the chicks are likely to fledge in the next couple of weeks and build up their strength and skills before heading off on their first migration to Africa.
Photos courtesy of Annette Reed