Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Waiting for an egg to be laid as our ospreys settle in for the season

The osprey pair at the main nest have settled in to their tenth season and can be seen sitting close together at the eyrie - their massive nest on top of the Scots Pine, that will be their home for this coming summer.

New Perch at the nest.
The pair seem very settled and have been mating at the nest site. We are expecting to see an egg any day now.
They have taken short trips away from the nest to bring back some nest adornments of sticks and mosses and now the centre of the nest is beginning to look quite snug in readiness for laying.  

The snow has mostly melted, although it is still  a very sharp, cold spring. However, all seems well set for the start of the breeding season.

The camera has been set up high this year so that we can get a good view in to the nest. 

There has been a new perch added to the side of the nest too (see pic) which the birds have found very much to their liking. It gives a super view of the ospreys when they are there. 

The new cameras are relaying images ‘live’ into the centres at Glentress Forest and at Kailzie Gardens and the quality of the picture is excellent due to the use of high definition.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant to hear an egg is expected shortly. Have the ospreys returned to the backup nest yet?


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