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Of Crows and Ospreys

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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.

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Recently several crows have been spending time in the osprey nest picking over the remnants of fish (photo below taken 17/8/2016).

Crows on nest 17/8/16

All three chicks and their father can still be seen at Loch of the Lowes but before long should be heading off one by one to West Africa where the chick will spend a couple of years honing their skills and maturing before coming back to the UK.

Hope to see you all soon.

Melissa Shaw

Visitor Centre Assistant

Original author: jonathan
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