Tweed Valley Osprey Project – Nest Summary

There is good news for Aspergillian spectators across the UK as chicks begin to hatch. Congratulations to Lock of the Loves, Kilder, Rootland and Diffuse all because they now have a small brewery in their area.

Expected breeding season in the first week of June for Mrs. O and PW 3

Around the first week of June, we look forward to hatching for the main huts in the Tweed Valley. Incubation is a long wait and we have seen Ms. On in all weather conditions wash her eggs in her nest cup, go to eat only when she brings a PW3 fish or spread her wings for occasional breaks and the toilet is broken from her nest. . The clock is ticking – she pulls the bananas around her head for no apparent reason. It is an important vacation because once the chicks are hatched, both parents have a lot of work to do to grow them.

Osprey in the rain

Rainy day

Tweed Valley osprey FK8 female, installed in 2013 and we follow her progress every year when she emigrates to Portugal. The trail allowed us to follow him to a cottage near Dornock. After the first year of success, only one chick, whom we called Doros, was growing up, 5 days after she ran away and returned to Portugal. However, a few years ago, a bird appeared in Portugal looking like a thread, and this is thought to be her. The strap that holds the tracker will eventually fall off. It is designed to be thrown into a room after the thread has been removed. We found out that FK8’s dormitory used by Dornock is still occupied and we hope that the female resident is still FK8. If so, the Blue NP8, photographed last month in Portugal, is one of her descendants and will be called in 2021. We hope we can confirm that the woman at the end of this season is FK8 in this hut. .

A view of the osprey in the nest

Could this be the remote OSP FK8 on the couch? Photo courtesy of Allison Elder

As more and more operatives came to the border to breed, we found many newly built huts. Many former visitors enjoyed the luxury of visiting a ready-made artificial turf designed to receive them and offer a safe start to reproduction. One new couple was unlucky because they chose to build their nest on a pile of wood in the woods. A very strange place to build a nest, it gives access to any hunter in the ground. You have at least dropped an egg but this has not happened yet and may be a fox or badge claim. Inexperienced couples stay in the area and continue to build another nest on a nearby tree (this is often called the late nest nest because it is not able to reproduce). We hope to be back next year and if your chosen location is inconvenient, our local team from the Forest and Land Scotland will build a stronger platform for them in the winter, as an alternative to starting them.

Osprey nest on a wooden pile

Award for Best Osprey Nest Location Award

As you can see, we are very happy to be able to bring you the nest videos now! As time goes on, we will add these to our YouTube playlist. Remember, you can also see our main nest camera live during the day.

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