LOCH OF THE LOWES OSPREY, SCOTLAND 2019

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Re: LOCH OF THE LOWES OSPREY, SCOTLAND 2019

Post by Ferenz » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:30 am

5 JULY 2019: Fledging time is upon us!
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https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/20 ... pYZIxU225A

6 JULY 2019: PT5 has fledged the nest!

It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for all season! PT5 took his first flight out of the nest at 18:44 this evening.

We’re expecting his brother to follow within days.
https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/20 ... -the-nest/

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7 JULY 2019: PT4 has fledged!

At 13:53 today PT4 took his first flight from the nest. He left and went to sit on a Scots pine across the water from the hide. Hidden from view …
https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/20 ... s-fledged/

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Re: LOCH OF THE LOWES OSPREY, SCOTLAND 2019

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:50 am

Awww.......happy smiles.
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Re: LOCH OF THE LOWES OSPREY, SCOTLAND 2019

Post by Ferenz » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:24 am

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02 August 2019 - Farewell LF15, our beautiful Female Osprey

Our beautiful female osprey, LF15, has not been seen at Lowes since last Sunday. We have been keeping a close watch on the Loch and on all her usual perches and have decided that now is the time to confirm she has left on migration.

Since her two chicks (now large, hungry juveniles) fledged, she had been keeping her distance from the nest, encouraging their independence. She passed her days calmly sitting on her favourite trees preening, bathing in the loch and taking flights to build her strength and gain condition for her own long journey south. Last week, she disappeared from view for a few days and we were on the verge of deciding she was away, but then she returned!

Female ospreys leave the family group first: their part of the breeding season is done. Last year, she left us on 8th August so this is a comparatively early departure. The male, LM12, is still here to provide fish for the two juveniles while they hone their own flying and fishing skills.

What a wonderful season of osprey watching LF15 has given us. We are truly privileged to protect her and watch her tend her growing family during their time in Scotland.

Keep safe LF15 you have done a wonderful job protecting and rearing PT4 and PT5. You will be missed but, rest assured, next Spring we will be eagerly scanning the sky with hopes for your return.

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Re: LOCH OF THE LOWES OSPREY, SCOTLAND 2019

Post by Ferenz » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:28 am

Juvie PT4

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Post by Ferenz » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:39 am

DAD Larrie LF12 delivered big fish for PT4

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Re: LOCH OF THE LOWES OSPREY, SCOTLAND 2019

Post by Ferenz » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:53 am


Ospreys have left?

A brief update – our ospreys have gone . . . we think!

It is always a very difficult call to make, especially with frequent intruder ospreys visiting Lowes, but these are the last confirmed sightings of our birds.

Last positive ID of both juveniles on the nest was on Wednesday 14th at 11:32 and the last fish brought to the nest was on the same day at 19:17. With no definite sightings of PT5 after that time, we’re reasonably confident PT5 left that same day.

PT4 was definitely ID’d on Thursday 15th at 9:45 and we’re pretty sure it was the same bird who left at 11:07 but hasn’t been seen since then. Our adult male, LM12, was seen last yesterday, Friday 16th at 9:50.

So, it would seem our whole osprey family have set off on their next great adventure – unless, we are proved wrong and one or more appear back at Lowes after this blog is posted! Cherry
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