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As members of the National Trust for Scotland Dumfries and Galloway Countryside Team, we manage properties across Dumfries and Galloway, including Threave Estate and Nature Reserve; Rockcliffe Property; Venniehill; The Murray's Isles and Bruce's Stone. Our task is to conserve and maintain the variety of habitats and species present, at the same time managing the sites for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.

17 June 2013

Osprey Update:

It is now almost a week since the real confirmation that the chick or chicks have hatched. Ozzie (Black 80) has been bringing in quite a few more fish and with that high energy diet the chick/chicks will really start to grow.

I hope we will see a few heads poking up in the next few days but from 350 metres it is quite hard to see! I will be naming the chick/chicks after the ringing with Gelston Primary school. Hopefully it will be as good fun and a great experience like Castle Douglas Primary. They really enjoyed it and did some great artwork on the male and female osprey. Ozzie and Olivia would be impressed!

The reserve is still looking great with wildflowers, the bluebells are now dying down but the red campion and pink purslane look amazing. The hawthorn blossom smells and looks fantastic by the Opsrey Platform.

Come down to the Threave Estate and see these amazing birds and just enjoy this spectacular reserve.

Osprey Ranger.
Osprey feeding at nearby coast. Could it be Ozzie (Black 80)!?

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