Following these initial activities, the interaction of the two ospreys culminated with four attempts at mating, which several members of the public were lucky to witness. The viewpoint down on the reserve really does provide fantastic views of the birds, and things are getting ever more exciting as the new month commences.
Elsewhere on the estate there have been good numbers of snipe seeking refuge in the small drainage ditches while the wetland has been frozen over, long-eared owl in the woodlands and the blue-winged teal that has frequented the Lamb Island vicinity of late. Despite the weather, we should soon see the return of some spring migrants to Threave - keep us updated with your sightings either here, on Twitter (@ThreaveOspreys) or on Facebook (NTS Threave Ospreys).
This is great news. With luck the ,missing link' footpath will be finished soon so it will be even easier to get out to Threave from Castle Douglas.ReplyDelete
Is that a new nest this year ?ReplyDelete