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  • Blog Post: Friday 13th

    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...
  • Blog Post: A little something cute to brighten up your weekend

    It's not just the ospreys that have been busy at Aberfoyle over the last few weeks. The local tawny owls have had their claws full with a brood of chicks to look after. We managed to get up close with them earlier this week when the team from Forestry Commission Scotland came to ring the family....
  • Blog Post: A double hat trick for Aberfoyle

    There's something of a baby boom going on at Aberfoyle at the moment and it looks like three is the magic number! There's now three happy, healthy osprey chicks and three chubby peregrines chicks keeping the adult birds on their toes (or should that be talons?). The first osprey chick enjoying...
  • Blog Post: All change at Aberfoyle

    After what seems like a couple of weeks of musical nests, we finally have eggs in the nest at Aberfoyle. The first was laid on Saturday morning, with the second arriving Monday afternoon. The female is now sat incubating them and hopefully we'll have chicks in a few weeks time. Here's the...
  • Blog Post: Update on Aberfoyle's mysterious female

    Last week we brought you the news that our bachelor osprey at Aberfoyle have reluctantly found himself a mysterious female . Well, using the her leg rings, we've been able to find out a bit more about this new mystery lady. She's been traced back to Loch Lomond, is two years old and came from...
  • Blog Post: Squirrel science

    As the ospreys start to make their way south for the winter, the team at David Marshall Lodge, Aberfoyle , have turned their attentions towards some more of the locals. The web cam that used to focus on the osprey nest until it failed earlier in the season is now being aimed at one of the squirrel feeders...
  • Blog Post: Airborne at Aberfoyle

    Both the Aberfoyle osprey chicks have fledged over the last couple of weeks. In fact the youngest chick fledged 48 hours after its older sibling, which is the same amount of time between them hatching too! Both the chicks are busy trying out their new found flying skills, but have been seen coming back...
  • Blog Post: Arrivals at Aberfoyle

    It's been a busy week or so up with the Aberfoyle ospreys with the hatching of all three of the eggs. The first chick made an appearance back on 29 May and the final chick arrived over the Jubilee Weekend. Not the best picture, but if you look really closely and squint a little you should be...
  • Blog Post: Barn owl beauties

    Despite the sad news last week that the osprey nest had failed , there's still plenty to see up at Aberfoyle . A new swallow nest camera has been installed so visitors can see all the action from inside the nest and there's always the cute and cuddly barn owl chicks to keep everyone smiling....
  • Blog Post: All's well at Aberfoyle

    Things seem to be running smoothly for the Aberfoyle ospreys so far. The female is currently sitting on eggs and the team think there's two, but it could be three. The pair have got themselves into something of a daily routine - the female takes the first incubation shift in the morning, the male...
  • Blog Post: Patiently waiting

    The Aberfoyle ospreys seem to have avoided the worst of the weather over the last couple of weeks. Out of the three osprey nests on site, one of them is occupied and the female is definitely sitting on eggs! We're not entirely sure how many she's hiding as we can't quite see into the nest...
  • Blog Post: Round up

    It's been all go at our Date with Nature sites this week with new arrivals all over the shop in the shape of returning birds and laid eggs. Down in the New Forest, two eggs have been spotted in the goshawk nest. As these birds usually lay between 3 and 4 eggs, we're keeping an eye out to see...
  • Blog Post: All according to plan

    Everything seems to be going according to plan up at Aberfoyle . The three osprey chicks are now three weeks old and are looking good. The male is doing a fine job bringing in fish every day, mostly rainbow trout, and the female has had her talons full this week, chasing off an intruder who's been...