Ospreys Return

It’s that time of year again when Ospreys begin to return to Scotland from their over-winter in warm African climes.

I often see them around the local area and, with plenty of lochs, there is no shortage of food.

Nearby Loch Leven is a great place to Osprey watch around August time. Many birds spend time there after breeding duties have finished, together with youngsters about to make their first long haul flight. I’ve spent many a time sat watching them soaring, or seeing a distant dive. Sometimes I’ve been lucky enough to have them fly right overhead with a fish firmly grasped in talons.

You can watch a famous Perthshire osprey nest at Loch of the Lowes, which streams live footage through the season, here: Loch of the Lowes Osprey webcam

Osprey drawing
Osprey with its catch, pencil
A local Osprey perched on a fence post, digiscoped
Osprey at Loch Leven

© Karen Hartnell

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