Friday, 2 September 2011

Released today

The osprey has been recovering for nearly two weeks in South of Scotland Wildlife hospital under the specialist care of Tricia. Her dedication paid off today when on the advice of Conservation manager from the Forestry Commission, Tony Lightley, he was taken to the site where he was raised as a chick.
It was with baited breath that he was released and we stood and watched while he surveyed his surroundings and then took off with purpose and good strength. He looked fabulous as he flew across the valley and we were so pleased that he hopefully, is going to make his journey to migrate to Africa in good time.
Thank you so much to Tricia and all her hard work, to enable this osprey to safely recover and be returned to the wild where he belongs.


  1. I wonder if this could be a case of lead poisoning which was one of the suggested reasons for Lady's state of health at Loch of the Lowes last year. The bird may have eaten fish containing a fisherman's lead pellet? There appears to be similarities in the condition of the two birds.

  2. vowtomwell done all! ospreys are notoriously bad patients in care and to sucessfully get this one to the point of release is a real acheivement- congrats to all involved! Ranger Emma


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