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Osprey Lady returns to Loch of the Lowes


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#16    Still Waters

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:53 AM

There's no sign of any eggs yet but she's been building up her nest. Hopefully she'll lay some soon.

http://scottishwildl.../loch-of-lowes/

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

Update -

Lady has laid an egg  :clap:

'Oldest' breeding osprey lays 62nd egg at Loch of the Lowes

http://www.bbc.co.uk...entral-17726409

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:36 PM

She's a brazen hussy... as my granny would say.  lol

(should we send a card?)

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:53 PM

View PostEldorado, on 15 April 2012 - 04:36 PM, said:

She's a brazen hussy... as my granny would say.  lol

(should we send a card?)
A card?....good idea, why not lol. I think the postie would have a job delivering it though, but that's ok we can send it by pigeon post!  :D

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:39 AM

Lady has just flown off and I can see 3 eggs in her nest now. Great!!  B)

http://scottishwildl.../loch-of-lowes/

btw for some reason the nestcam can't be viewed in the US, or maybe it's just parts of the US. A pest anyway as there was no problem with it whatsoever last year.

She's back on her nest again now  :)

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:54 AM

She's looking old, imo.  Kinda skinny.  :(

Here's the Squirrel Cam...
http://scottishwildl...loch-of-lowes2/

(not sure whether to start a new thread for squirrel cam)

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:27 AM

View PostEldorado, on 23 April 2012 - 10:54 AM, said:

She's looking old, imo.  Kinda skinny.  :(

Here's the Squirrel Cam...
http://scottishwildl...loch-of-lowes2/

(not sure whether to start a new thread for squirrel cam)
She is looking very bedraggled at the moment, probably from all the rain.

There's a squirrel feeding, cute! ....I like squirrels  :tu:

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:53 PM

Was watching just now and the camera zoomed-in to her wee face... and scanned the nest.  Never see it do that before.  :)


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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:38 AM

According to their blog it says -

Our female ospreys behaviour changed this morning and as her breakfast arrived a few minutes ago, she was reluctant to take it from the male- when she finally stood up we saw why: the egg tooth of the first chick was clearly visible breaking through the shell. The process of hatching can take many hours, so this is just the first stage- but BRILLIANT NEWS! Stay tuned for more updates.

http://blogs.scottis....org.uk/osprey/

That's brilliant news! I've been watching her but it's hard to see what's happening with her egg -

http://scottishwildl.../loch-of-lowes/

Yay! :)

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:12 PM

If it's a boy I hope she calls him Shuggy. :)


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Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:44 PM

View PostEldorado, on 21 May 2012 - 02:12 PM, said:

If it's a boy I hope she calls him Shuggy. :)
lol!

3pm Update:
We are still getting great veiws of the wee chicks beak as it slowly makes its way into the world. It is totally NORMAL for the hatching process to take anything up to 24hrs- in fact it is crucial that it happens slowly so the chick has time to detact itself from the eggs inner membrane safely as it dries out.
We are unusally lucky to have such great close up cameras to detect this very early stage of hatching- at most nests these tiny signs are invisible and the hatching only becomes apparent at the very end stage.
The first hole in the shell is crucial for allowing oxegen in and will gradually widen , before the egg cracks around to release the chick. Some people have asked if it will be ok as it isn’t being fed- the chick will survive this first 24hr period, as it did incubation- nourished by the nutrients stored in the yolk sack in the egg- one of natures cleverest designs.

http://blogs.scottis....org.uk/osprey/

Going good B)

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:21 PM

Another update -

Stop Press: things progressed very quickly this evening and by about 6.30pm it was obvious this wee chick was on the home straight: the whole top of the egg came off and it pushed its way into the world at 7.12pm. Welcome to the world little osprey!

http://blogs.scottis....org.uk/osprey/

http://scottishwildl.../loch-of-lowes/

It's night time now and all I can see is Lady sleeping on the nest. I'll look again tomorrow and see if I can see the new chick. :) :) :)

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:32 AM

Introducing Baby Osprey .... Loch of the Lowes



Awwww :wub:

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:45 AM

View PostStill Waters, on 22 May 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

Introducing Baby Osprey .... Loch of the Lowes
Awwww :wub:

His name's Shuggy! lol

Do you feel like a granny?  (knit him a wee scarf)

Thank you for the update.. :)


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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:56 AM

View PostEldorado, on 22 May 2012 - 11:45 AM, said:

His name's Shuggy! lol

Do you feel like a granny?  (knit him a wee scarf?)

Thank you for the update.. :)
More like a great granny lol! (could knit some bootees as well as a scarf?)

You're welcome :)  I must admit to getting carried away a bit in this thread :D  :blush:

.....and there's still 2 more eggs to go :clap:

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