Sunday, 30 March 2008

Baited Breath

Both Osprey watch centres are now up and running , open every afternoon from 1.30-5pm. Though birds have been seen in the area already, there is as yet, no sign of our 'usual' pair at the nest.

We expect them to return to claim it as soon as they arrive as there is so much competition for nest sites.

So it is with baited breath we watch our screens hoping to catch the first glimpses of our birds.
Over the last few years the date of their spring arrival from Africa has varied from the end of March to the 14th of April. Ospreys are turning up at other sites in Scotland already so it can't be long now!

Who knows, this year we may even catch a glimpse of one of our previous years chicks returning to its natal area- they are now old enough to undertake the epic migration themselves. Fingers crossed!

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