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Visitor Dennis Gentles who was here last Saturday has very kindly sent us this fantastic photo of KP1 in flight over the loch and agreed to let us share it with you. KP1 flying past the reeds on the north side of the loch ©Dennis Gentles Many thanks Dennis! KP2 has...

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Our other young female osprey, KP1, has left Loch of the Lowes and is now heading south. She was last seen two days ago (24th August). The male (LM12) is still keeping an eye on the last remaining chick (KP2), who continues to often sit on the nest calling for a fish. Don’t...

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Around Loch of the Lowes, the hills are shrouded in mist, scarlet berries glisten on rain soaked rowan trees; autumn is approaching. The weather forecast is looking good for the Bats Event on Saturday. Join Charlotte, the Perthshire Ranger, on Saturday evening to hear about bats and then have a great...

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The river is currently at a good height and there are still good numbers of salmon showing at the Dam - though they've proved hard to catch recently. Martin Wilson did well this evening, though, with a fish of 6lbs from Port-na-Craig bank on the fly - it can be done....

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KP0 has almost certainly left Loch of the Lowes on her migration south to West Africa. Her absence was noticed on Monday 22ND when the other chicks were seen on the nest calling out for fish. We would expect to see all chicks present in this situation, as they will happily...
This is just to give advance notice of roadworks which will affect visitors approaching us from Dunkeld.  We will be open as usual, 7 days a week, 10am-5pm throughout this period. The main road from Dunkeld to Loch of the Lowes (A923) will be closed for maintenance from 19th September for 2 to...

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  The crows have been at it again, this time targeting KP2 and his fish. KP2 barely had time to take a bite of his fish in between attacks. Often the crow tag-teamed and whilst one was distracting KP2 at the front, the other came creeping up behind him in an...

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This morning I arrived to find KP1 on the nest with the crow, neither bird seemed particularly wary of one another and in fact seemed to tolerate each other’s presence for 5 or so minutes before another osprey (presumably LM12) chased the crow off the nest and across the Loch. Recently...

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This coming Sunday from 2-3pm we have the latest in our series of summer talks. Maltese EVS volunteer and bird photographer, Chris Cachia Zammit, shares his birding experiences on the island through his stunning photography. Malta has a wide range of birdlife including many species not commonly seen in the UK, particularly during...

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We can now confirm that the female Osprey (LF15) has left Loch of the Lowes and started her journey towards Africa. She left on Saturday morning, when the wind decreased and the weather improved. Female osprey LF15 at Loch of the Lowes 2016 © Scottish Wildlife Trust Meanwhile the young ones...

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While it is still too soon to say for certain, it would appear our female osprey, LF15, has headed off on migration. There has been no sign of her all day while all three juveniles and the male have been clear to see, either perched in their favourite trees or on...

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Looking for a new pair of binoculars or thinking of splashing out on a scope? Come to Loch of the Lowes this Sunday for our Optics Fair! An expert representative from Opticron will be on hand between 10am and 4pm, with an extensive range of binoculars and scopes for you to try...

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We’ve seen all of our osprey family today so there are still no departures at present. As I write all three chicks are on the nest, perhaps in anticipation of a fish delivery from LM12? He was seen earlier this morning in tandem with the female (LF15) chasing off an intruding...

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Our EVS (European Voluntary Service) volunteer and resident wildlife photographer, Chris Cachia Zammit, recently captured another stunning image of our male osprey, LM12, carrying a fish which he had just caught in front of the hides. We are offering for sale a print of this image in addition to the two previously...

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With over 600 fish through the ladder in the last couple of weeks there's no shortage of fish on our Dam beat at the moment. Geoff Byron took advantage yesterday afternoon with a fish of 7lb caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank. With a few more rods out there would...

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Thank you all for your patience, the webcam is now working correctly. Laura Visitor Centre AssistantOriginal linkOriginal author: jonathan...

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Due to technical difficulties we have been experiencing problems regarding streaming of the osprey nest camera. We are aware of this issue and are doing our best to remedy this. Your patience and understanding is much appreciated. We will update you as soon as the camera is back in order, have a lovely...

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We still have all five of our ospreys at Loch of the Lowes. The female (LF15) will be the first to leave on migration. Last year, she flew away on 7th August so we are making the most of seeing her at the moment. The male (LM12) didn’t leave until the...

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This year marks 150 years since the author and illustrator Beatrix Potter was born. Miss Potter was much more than a writer of children’s books. She brought wildlife and the countryside alive through the delightful adventures of her characters: rabbits, red squirrels, frogs, hedgehogs, ducks and many others. Potter was a...

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Good numbers of fish are being seen on our Dam beat at the moment. Most are heading quickly towards the fish ladder but with good water levels many are lingering long enough to provide good sport. Gordon MacDermid was in the right place this afternoon landing a fresh grilse at 5lbs...
Last week a very interesting article was published on the Scottish Wildlife Trust website as part of our 50 for the Future series of guest blogs which outline 50 things that we believe should happen in Scotland over the next 50 years to benefit both people and wildlife. The subject of this particular...
Over eight months of relatively little activity has finally come to an end for FR3. During the past fortnight our young osprey, fledged from the nest at Loch of the Lowes in 2015, has been travelling east from “home” on the bolon (creek) near Bulok, revisiting places last seen in October. FR3’s movements between 9th &...

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The river was at a good height yesterday and Martin Wilson was able to take advantage - and continue his good run - with a fish of 8lbs on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank in the evening. The river looks set to remain at a good height - well worth a...

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Conditions were good again today at the Dam and Gary Waugh was able to take advantage with a grilse of 4lbs caught on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this morning. The fish keep coming - and the Dam continues to fish well....

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Garry at Perth Museum Yesterday, Loch of the Lowes’ team took part in ‘Go Wild’, a children’s activity with the aim to make children more aware of the Scottish wildlife that can be spotted in Perthshire and in the highlands. The activity was held and organised by Perth Museum. A good number of...

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The water dropped and cleared nicely overnight and with lots of fish showing this morning prospects looked excellent. Martin Wilson was able to take advantage catching fish at 6 and 4lbs (and losing another two) - all on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this morning. Further downstream Gordon Nichol lost a...

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This coming Sunday afternoon, Hebe Carus from Scottish Wildcat Action will be giving a fascinating talk on the plight of one of Scotland’s most endangered mammals and what is being done to save them from extinction. The talk which is from 2-3pm is free to attend but donations to Scottish Wildcat Action are...

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The good fishing continues at our Sawmill beat - Andrew Khakoo followed up from yesterday with a fish of 13lbs on the fly this morning. Lots of fish showing were showing on the beat by all accounts - worth a cast....

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Andrew Khakoo continued his good run with a 3lb grilse on the fly from Sawmill this morning - it can be done. With the river remaining at a great height and fish on the move it's definitely worth heading out for a cast....
No, you haven’t been imagining and empty nest – our third thick has finally flown the nest! KP2 fledged on Saturday morning just before we arrived on site at around 9.10am. He was seen awkwardly flying around the big silver birch tree before landing again, strengthening the muscles in his wings in preparation for...

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Apologies for the disruption to the webcams over the weekend. This was caused by a power cut. Both cameras are now back up and running. Osprey webcam: http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/things-to-do/wildlife-webcams/loch-of-lowes/ People’s Postcode Lottery Squirrelcam: http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/things-to-do/wildlife-webcams/loch-of-lowes2/Original linkOriginal author: jonathan...

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Alan Booker took advantage of the good conditions yesterday landing a fish of about 11lbs - fairly fresh by all accounts. With a bit more rain today the Dam should continue to fish well - and with plenty of summer salmon about it's definitely worth a cast....

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Discover your inner red squirrel at Loch of the Lowes this Sunday, with squirrel expert Ken Neil from Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels. Ken will be giving illustrated talks in the Crannog Hide between 11am and 4pm, with the latest news on how the project to save one of Scotland’s most iconic mammals is going....

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With the river at a great height at the moment and good numbers of fish showing prospects looked good today. Andrew Khakoo was first to take advantage with a fish of 16lbs early this afternoon from Sawmill on the fly and in the evening Gordon Nichol landed a sea-liced fish of...

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In case you missed either of them, videos of KP0 and KP1’s fledgings are now available on the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Youtube channel.  Original linkOriginal author: jonathan...

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I’m delighted to be able to report that a short time ago at 11.31 we had our second fledging in as many days, with KP1 taking her first flight. Will KP2 be close behind? Stay tuned to the webcam to find out! JonathanOriginal linkOriginal author: jonathan...

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At 11.32am this morning, 11th July, our osprey chick KP0 flew off the nest for the first time! After several circuits of powerful flight over the loch, directly infront of the hides, she made a perfect landing back on the nest. So … which of the other two young ospreys will...

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Over the last few days our three osprey chicks have been practising their wing flapping, stretching, hopping and helicoptering. Yesterday’s blustery winds and sudden gusts caused great hilarity and gasps of mixed relief and horror from their audience when it looked as if they were about to be swept off the...

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Only one angler out today but with the river at a good height and plenty of fish about it was perhaps not surprising that a fish was caught - Tony Brown was the successful angler landing a fish of 10lbs this morning on the fly on Pitlochry bank. Hopefully more to...

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The river remains at a good height and there's still lots of fish showing at the dam - but not many rods out to take advantage. Despite being very lightly fished a couple of fish have been lost so far this week and tonight Martin Wilson managed to hang on to...

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The Soldiers Leap pool at Ruan Ruarie is an important resting place for salmon as they ascend the River Garry towards their spawning grounds. In order to protect these fish, prevent disturbance to them and keep anglers out of danger at the leap fishing in the vicinity of the leap is not allowed. Anyone found...

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The latest satellite data for FR3 covering the period from 27th June to 4th July, shows little change in our young osprey’s activity until the last couple of days. FR3’s activity between 27th June and 4th July 2016 Up to 3rd July FR3 was only making very localised movements around the area to the...

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Good numbers of fresh fish have been seen on the beat over the last couple of days and Dean Pepper was successful yesterday morning with a fish of 6lbs from Pitlochry bank - caught on the spinner. The river remains at a good height - prospects looking good for tomorrow....

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This weekend why not delve into the magical world of bees, butterflies and other vitally important pollinators? Get helpful hints to attract them to your garden. There will be lots of crafts, quizzes and more to keep the children entertained and there’s no need to book – just turn up! The...

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Having said in my blog post yesterday that we hadn’t managed to get any photos of the great crested grebe with her chicks, lo and behold I’ve been sent this lovely image of the new mum with her offspring by one of our volunteers Marion who was on duty in the...

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This afternoon I’ve spent some time in hides catching up on what’s been happening with our osprey family, and the other incredible wildlife we have here at Loch of the Lowes. It’s amazing how fast the chicks have grown in such a short space of time, and hard to believe that in...

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A few days ago, our three young ospreys were ringed and this prompted queries regarding whether we would be fitting satellite trackers on them as well. We will not be fitting satellite trackers. The main reasons are the large expense and relatively limited data collected by using the trackers. After a...

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It’s hard to believe that our chicks are already at the right age and size to be ringed – it only feels like yesterday when we were all glued to the camera watching the first chick hatch back in May! But for the ospreys at Loch of the Lowes, yesterday was...

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The salmon count at the Pitlochry Fish Ladder reached over 4000 this evening. This is a good count for this time of year and compares with 1892 in 2015, 2322 in 2014, about 2900 in 2013, 2160 in 2012, and about 3100 in 2011 on the same date. Regular Pitlochry count...

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Not many rods out on the Dam at the moment but there are still fish to be caught: Martin Wilson ventured out for a cast this evening and was rewarded with a fish of 6lbs - caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank. With e few more rods over the next...

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We are happy to announce that late on this afternoon our chicks were successfully ringed Blue KP0, KP1 and KP2. Our ringer did a fantastic job carrying out the work quickly and quietly while both parents remained nearby. The female was the first to return back to her chicks, and our...

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It's been hard going on the Sawmill recently but with a good run of fish today chances improved significantly. Andrew Khakoo was in the right place to take advantage this morning and was rewarded with a fresh fish of 7lbs on the fly - it can be done. With conditions looking...

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After rather a long wait today, the female and three chicks were finally treated to an enormous fish brought in by the male, at around lunchtime. Although content for a while, our resident female, true to form, was soon shouting for another fish. The male dutifully soared over the loch, hovered...

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Conditions didn't look great yesterday - the water was still at a good height but the bright overhead sunshine didn't help. Phillippe Hehn persevered, though, and was rewarded with a fish of 4lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank in the afternoon - a nice way to round off the week....
We are delighted to share these photos of a Red Squirrel, taken by an Australian visitor using the One Man Hide that Loch of the Lowes rents out to photographers. Red Squirrel @John Tiddy Red Squirrel @John Tiddy Red Squirrel @John Tiddy On another note…. This morning we had a wee...

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It's been hard going at the Dam over the last couple of weeks - low water and the fish moving fast. But with a bit of rain this week and the river at a good height there was room for optimism today and sure enough Saul Mackay took advantage with two...

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Here are some lovely photos taken by visitors to Loch of the Lowes who have kindly sent them to us to share. You may remember we had an intruding osprey flying over the nest a few weeks ago which had a Tracker and a Blue ring. While we have not been...

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We have been very fortunate over the past few months to have Chris Cachia Zammit working with us, through the European Voluntary Service (EVS) programme. Amongst his other talents, Chris is an excellent wildlife photographer and has captured some great images of the ospreys and other wildlife on the reserve. We...

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A quick update on FR3 who remains settled in the Gambia. Over the past few weeks FR3 hasn’t ventured far beyond the confines of the bolon (creek) to the north of Bulok. The exception to this was over the afternoon of 26th May when our young osprey made a quick circuit...
What a change in the weather! Instead of wall to wall sunshine, barely a breeze shimmering on the water’s surface and lazy, dusty days of fluttering butterflies and birdsong – the rain has arrived. Thunderstorms brought the first wave of thick billowing cloud, and when this moved through we were allowed...

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It was a warm and muggy day at the Dam with thunder and lightning and a downpour that freshened things up. The fish seemed to like it ... and with three fish caught it was an excellent day: Jim Fisher got things going with a fish of 9lbs from Pitlochry bank...

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The male osprey is frequently fishing on the loch, close to the double decker hide. This is giving great opportunities for visitors and wildlife photographers to see the male, up close and personal. LM12 fishing ©Vanessa Coldwell After three weeks the osprey chicks have changed a lot and grown in size,...

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Fishing conditions have been difficult this week with the low water and bright overhead conditions. After the success of Monday it has been hard going with a few fish hooked and lost but nothing landed. Munro Reid broke the deadlock on Saturday morning, however, with a nice fish of 7lbs from...

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We are delighted to report that the electricity is now back on at Loch of the Lowes and the osprey nest webcam is back up and running. The Visitor Centre will be open again tomorrow morning (1st June) as usual, 10.am-5pm. The volunteers on duty in the Hides today were treated...

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Low water again today but fishing conditions were generally good. Neil Tong took advantage with a nice fish of 8lbs from Pitlochry bank this morning caught on a Vision 110. Still plenty of fish about - and hopefully a few more to come this week.Neil Tong enjoys success on Pitlochry bank...
Please remember, Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre will be closed on Tuesday 31st May. This is due to the electricity being shut off by Scottish and Southern Energy to allow a new transformer to be put in place at East Fungarth, Dunkeld.  The webcams will also be down all day...

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Loch of the Lowes is a good place to photograph Red Squirrels. The feeding station gives a unique close up opportunity to photograph the Red Squirrels in their natural state…. And if you wish for that “bit closer” photo… why not rent out the One Man Hide? Contact the Visitor Centre...

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Today started warm and sunny, filled with peaceful birdsong and a gentle breeze stirring the white blossom of the bird cherry trees. Then the fun and games started. Two intruder ospreys (possibly a pair) attempted to land on the nest before being seen off several times by LM12. One of the...

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Conditions looked good at the Dam today - good cloud cover, no wind and plenty of fish showing. As it turned out two fish were caught: Graham Fyfe did well, following on from yesterday's success, with a fish of 6lbs caught on the fly from Pitlochry bank; and Jim Fisher struck...

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Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre will be closed on Tuesday 31st of May (next Tuesday) due to the electricity being shut off by Scottish and Southern Energy. This is to allow a new transformer to be put in place at East Fungarth, Dunkeld. Unfortunately, this will mean a full closure of the...

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It's been a frustrating week on our Dam beat - lots of fresh fish showing.....but proving hard to catch. Things took a turn for the better today - the fish seemed to be in the mood - at last - and with three caught it was a welcome return to form:...

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It was a fantastic day at Loch of the Lowes yesterday, with the hatching of our third and final egg of the season. Despite its shell being half encased by that of an older sibling’s, our newest chick managed to emerge allowing us to catch our first glimpse shortly after 1pm....

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Here are links to videos of the third chick which have just been released on the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s YouTube channel: First look at third chick Third chick emerges from egg Third chick getting a first feed Enjoy! JonathanOriginal linkOriginal author: jonathan...

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At 1:14PM today we caught our first, brief glimpse of our third chick, having successfully broken free of its egg. However, LF15 very quickly sat down on the chicks, and in shuffling the egg shell pieces hid the newest addition to our osprey family from sight. Our first glimpse of the third...

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We are delighted to announce that at 9:15AM today, after LM12 had brought in a brilliant rainbow trout for LF15 to feed herself and the chicks, it was noticed that we have a crack in the third egg, beneath the other egg shell which has been covering it and the cause...
With thanks to Val Gall for these stunning shots  from yesterday (21st May)- a picture tells a thousand words! Male osprey seeing off the crows, Loch of the Lowes © Val Gall Male Osprey seeing off the crows at Loch of the Lowes © Val Gall Crow in Male Osprey’s talons...

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Salmon have been difficult to tempt during the past week, plenty of them showing and good numbers to be seen going through the ladder and into our Ruan Ruarie beat on the R Garry where today's fishers said that lots had shown in the morning. Rain however soon brought a change to...

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As if LM12 hasn’t got enough work to do providing fish for his partner and another 2 hungry little beaks, in the last day or so he has also had plenty of intruders to deal with! As he returned to the nest yesterday following a successful fishing attempt, he was forced to...
Amid all of the excitement of the last 48 hours we’ve managed to capture some brilliant video footage of our new arrivals which I’m very pleased to be able to share with you. Due to the streaming problems experienced on Wednesday I know that some of you missed out on seeing the first...

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With our second chick hatching at 00:22 this morning it has had a much nicer start than its sibling did, experiencing blue sky and sunshine only hours after first emerging! Due to the much improved conditions, our second chick didn’t have to wait as long for its first meal either. Our...

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At 00:22 we got the first glimpse of chick number two in the nest! A hole in the egg was noticed yesterday at 14:01 although it did not appear to get any bigger for many hours. However, at 23:55 the female stood up to reveal that the egg now had a crack running...

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After an anxious 29 hour wait, our chick finally got its first taste of fish at 19:44 this evening! Our chicks first fish supper © Scottish Wildlife Trust Fifteen minutes beforehand, our volunteers spotted the male flying overhead with a large fish, before disappearing out of sight behind some trees to find a...

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As if we didn’t have enough good news and excitement yesterday, we have just spotted a hole in the shell of our second egg!! The little one could just be seen inside, but like its sibling it has a lot of work to do to break out of the egg, with...

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After a long wait since our first chick hatched this afternoon, the male finally returned to the nest mid evening with a fish. He raised our hopes early this evening by flying near the nest on a couple of occasions. However, he did not land on the nest, hence not meeting...

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After an anxious 12 hours watching and waiting as the crack in the shell got slowly bigger and bigger, our first chick of the season finally hatched out at 15:18 this afternoon! Our first chick of the season © Scottish Wildlife Trust Keep following our blog and webcam for updates on...

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As many of you may have realised, the hatching of osprey chicks can take a very long time! We have been watching the nest very closely today after the first glimpse of a tiny hole in one of the eggs at 03:30 this morning and this is just a quick update...

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At 05:22 this morning we managed to get our first glimpse of our suspected cracked egg in daylight, and were delighted to see a very small hole in the egg shell! The first crack in the egg © Scottish Wildlife Trust We are very excited to see how this develops over the coming...

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Could it be that the first of our osprey eggs is beginning to hatch? As we are now within the potential egg hatching period we are  keeping a very close eye on the female’s behaviour and doing our best to get regular close up shots of the eggs to check for...
  There are still places available on next Thursday’s Birdwatching for Beginners course. This one-day course aims to provide an informal and enjoyable introduction to birds and birdwatching. Aimed primarily at beginners, by the end of the day participants will be able to use binoculars, confidently identify common birds and most of all have...

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Generally good conditions today at the Dam and with three fish caught it was an excellent start to the week: Alun Williams was first into action with a fish of 13lbs; Steve Watt was next with a 7lb sea liced fish: and Dave Stewart landed a fish of 9lbs - all...
Currently our osprey pair are sitting on three eggs, we can see that the female is feeling the heat up in the nest as she is panting in an attempt to cool down. At Loch of the Lowes we are very lucky indeed to host a consistently successful breeding site for...

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The count at the fish ladder stood at 1044 this morning - the fish are on the move.  Lots could still be seen on our Dam beat, though, and it was another good day with two fish caught: Dave Stewart was first into action - three casts after losing a fish...
Over 1000 salmon have now made their way past the Pitlochry counter this year, with this figure reached this afternoon. This is the highest number on today's date since 2011 (approximate count on 13 May - 1000 (2016); 321 (2015); 445 (2014); 125 (2013); 521 (2012); and 1425 (2011)). The approximate dates a count of...

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With light winds, good cloud cover and plenty of fish showing conditions looked good at the Dam today The fish weren't giving themselves up easily, though, and we ended up with one caught and another two lost: Gordon Nichol was the successful angler with a fish of 16lbs on the fly...

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It was another challenging day at the Dam but Iain McLaren was up to the task landing a fish of 9lb on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning - nicely done. Overcast and cooler weather is forecast for the weekend - hopefully things will liven up....

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There was a slight rise in water overnight but not enough to make much of a difference to fishing conditions - it was to be another day where perseverance was the top tactic. As it turned out one fish was caught - Ally Gowans did well to land a fish of...

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We are used to seeing natural intruders including other ospreys invading the territory of our pair and triggering their normal defensive behaviour. Unfortunately on Monday afternoon we had to deal with an intruder of a much more worrying kind. The staff and volunteers at Loch of the Lowes work tirelessly around...

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More bright sunshine and gusty winds at the Dam today but with a good run of fish there was room for optimism. Neil McLellan was on form again landing two fish on Pitlochry bank this morning - at 12 and 7lbs - both on the fly. Hopefully more to come tomorrow....

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With low water and bright sunshine prospects didn't look too promising this morning. Graham Nichols persevered, though, and was rewarded with a fish of 10lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this afternoon - nicely done. With high pressure firmly in charge it looks like more of the same tomorrow. ....

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Just a quick message to confirm that our webcam is back online – many thanks for your patience this morning. Hope you continue to enjoy the views on this beautiful sunny day! Charlotte, Perthshire Ranger.Original linkOriginal author: charlotteranger...