Loch of the Lowes (Scotland) Osprey

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Post by macdoum » August 30th, 2010, 1:06 am

And to close the season a lovely tribute to all birds from The Loch of The Lowes ;

And the wind blows cool this morn.

Air moves with heat rising from earth and sea, in layers, in concentrations of different pressure areas, moist air, dry air. It is often during or after strong winds that migrant birds appear to us. Somehow, having partaken in this spectacle over my life, birds seem to “return” to earth. It feels as if they are not always connected to the world in which we reside. The strong connection to flight allows them to inhabit another “world”, somewhere other than our own. Perhaps this is one of the fascinations that we have for these beings.

“Our” young ospreys, I have commented, relished the wind before even being able to fly. They held out their wings to truely feel the resistance of feathers against the air. Once they were able to fly, they seemed most active on breezy skies. Avian migration is well under way with millions of feathers exploring “their” world.

Sail on. Rinchen.

Rinchen said it all,sail on feathered friends. :wave:
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Post by Mew » September 1st, 2010, 9:58 pm

'Sail on, silver girl.......' to quote Simon & Garfunkel.

Thanks for all this, Macdoum.

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Post by macdoum » September 18th, 2010, 1:45 am

Peter (?) on the FB of the Loch of the Lowes has arranged for the photos posted on facebook to be availabel to everyone.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?op=1& ... 2142006678

So far,I have seen 120/314 but some are lovely and some there too of the Lady,her Laird and the two chicks.
The blogs have moved on to posts about the feeders,all going strong now for the fall and winter season. Cams Here;
http://www.thewebbroadcastingcorporation.com/
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Post by Mew » September 18th, 2010, 11:17 pm

Lovely pictures - thanks! :bow:

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Post by macdoum » March 29th, 2011, 7:13 pm

:loveshower: The amazing Lady of The Loch of The lowes.. has returned to the nest. :2thumbsup:

Against all hope this valiant osprey has returned to her nest in Scotland.!
The news is here;
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Perths ... -nest.html
...~~ :headroll: ~~...
The cameras are to be seen;
http://www.swt.org.uk/wildlife/webcams/loch-of-lowes/
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Post by macdoum » March 30th, 2011, 12:34 am

More news of The Lady osprey.
Here is an extract from a T.V. broadcast today;

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/tayside/239 ... hire-nest/
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Post by Fleur » March 30th, 2011, 8:07 pm

and also this one :laugh:

http://www.rspb.org.uk/webcams/birdsofp ... video.aspx

sorry, wrong topic :blush:

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Post by fireblade1 » March 31st, 2011, 7:34 am

Fleur wrote:and also this one :laugh:
http://www.rspb.org.uk/webcams/birdsofp ... video.aspx
sorry, wrong topic :blush:
And you can watch this one with the vlc player :D
Fleur, a loch garten (or Scotland) osprey topic would be nice, or not?
But I like your your posting here too :wave:

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Post by macdoum » April 4th, 2011, 1:52 am

Lady osprey welcomed her partener 7Y who returned today to the Loch of the Lowes.
They mated several times and he brought the traditional gift of a fish later in the day :rolleyes:
7Y had also been seen preparing,digging in the nest.
:loveshower: Happy news.
Lady has apparently given an interview to the Independant newspaper.. :D
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/co ... 60770.html
LOL
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Post by macdoum » April 14th, 2011, 12:20 am

:loveshower: The amazing osprey,Lady has today produced an egg. :thumbs:

The full story is here;
http://www.swt.org.uk/news/oldest-ospre ... -59th-egg/

:D
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Post by macdoum » April 15th, 2011, 12:58 am

The laying of the 1st egg can be seen here,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NT_RwdOWuI
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Post by fireblade1 » April 15th, 2011, 8:27 pm

:wave:
Today, 19:10h
Was sitting on the edge, preening....
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Post by macdoum » April 16th, 2011, 11:40 pm

Today the osprey Lady has laid a 2nd egg. :D
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Post by macdoum » April 20th, 2011, 1:45 am

Lady at Lowes laid her third egg today. :loveshower:
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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 20th, 2011, 4:21 am

I've read the article. :bow: She is an amazing old gal! I hope for her success in incubating & raising chicks this year. :nod:
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Post by macdoum » May 19th, 2011, 7:54 pm

1st hatching expected tomorrow Friday. :rolleyes: ...if the eggs are fertile.. :dunno:
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Post by macdoum » May 29th, 2011, 7:54 pm

It is now 40 days since the third egg was laid on the nest at LOTL in Scotland without a single hatch. :cry:
Is the Lady infertile or has the cold wet weather had an impact on the development of the eggs :puzzled: No one knows.
Its quite sad. Everyone is disappointed and 'they' say an osprey has been known to sit 70 days before giving up the incubation on failed eggs,thats sadder still. :cry:
Poor Lady,coming all that way from Africa....
Her mate 7Y has been great,building up the nest,bringing fish a sharing the incubation duties by about 25%
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Post by macdoum » June 7th, 2011, 7:07 pm

Official announcement from The Scottish Wildlife Trust today says "The eggs have failed to hatch";
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-t ... l-13684187
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Post by Kitty KCMO » June 8th, 2011, 4:07 am

:cry: Oh, how sad! Poor birds.
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Post by Bosuil » June 8th, 2011, 11:20 pm

Very sad indeed - to think of how much the birds invested in offspring that will not come - so dedicated ...

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