Diary of the osprey breeding season at Aberfoyle in the Trossachs.
Friday, 13 July 2012
Buzzard is a Go-Go....
For the last few weeks we have watched our single Buzzard chick very quickly grow up and also battle with a range of Scottish weather! The chick which was tagged a few weeks ago as Purple/White 29 was one of a two chicks but unfortunately the second chick died only a few days of hatching.
This video clip is the last footage we have of the chick! It looks like Mum is giving it one last clean before it leaves!
We wish the chick Good Luck and will hopefully spot it around the Trossachs soon.
In other news on Friday 13th, we will be fitting the leg rings to our remaining two osprey chicks. This can be viewed live on camera from the David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre from around 11.30am.
For those of you that don’t know we lost out youngest chick last week, we believe due to the wet weather that we have been experiencing over the last few weeks.
Also, just to let you know that we are currently experiencing problem with live streaming our HD Osprey camera over the web, so for the time being we are bringing you one of our red squirrel feeders. So why not sit back to a cuppa and see if you can spot on the those red fluffy creatures or maybe even a elusive pine marten! It can be viewed at: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/forestry.nsf/byunique/infd-8grdef