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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.

11 August 2013

Threave Osprey Update:

At the osprey platform we are getting some great views of the juvenile and adults. They are bringing in up to eight fish per day. The juvenile are still being fed, but in the next few weeks the adults will feed them less to encourage them to hunt for themselves.

The male (Ozzie) will teach the juvenile to hunt, they learn by watching him. The female osprey (Olivia) will be the first to migrate back to Africa, probably towards the end of this month.

Elsewhere on the reserve there has been a flock of lapwing up to 100, a flock of greylag geese, the kingfisher keep putting up an appearance and we are getting great views of other raptors such as buzzard and red kite from the osprey platform.

Enjoy your Sunday roast.

Osprey Ranger.

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