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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.

30 August 2013

Threave Osprey Update:

Yesterday I went to Gelston Primary school to talk about osprey and name the two young juvenile. It was great fun and the kids were very enthusiastic about osprey.

They split into two groups and made an osprey juvenile each. They used arts and crafts to make their osprey and learnt some osprey facts. They then had a fish, which they had to write the name of their chosen juvenile osprey on.

The name game then involved the kids being blindfolded and having to stick their fish on a target below the osprey talons. The winning juvenile names are Dipper and Sophie. Also known as CU8 and CU9.

Gelston came to Threave nature reserve today to see the osprey and were lucky enough to see one juvenile feeding on a fish and the other one flew in and perched up on the forked branch. They also saw a heron, 5 mallard and plenty of swallows, house martin and sand martin flocking up at Kelton Mains Farm.

Have a good weekend.

Osprey Ranger.

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