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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.

28 August 2013

Threave Osprey Update:

Sunset over the river Dee, from the osprey platform.

Osprey bringing fish back to the nest at Threave.

Both the juvenile female ospreys at Threave are catching fish. We have had some good views of them bringing back fish and feeding on the two perch's to the left of the nest. The male (Black 80) is still here and looking after his offspring.

We had a great view yesterday afternoon of one juvenile feeding on the "V" fork perch on a rather large fish. The juvenile was wet, so we presumed that it had dived for the fish.

Other wildlife on Threave nature reserve: Lapwing x 100, long tailed tits x7, female hen harrier, whitethroat, reed bunting and willow warbler.

The otter is putting in a good appearance on the river at the moment with numerous sightings from stepping stones hide and near Threave Castle.

Have a good day.

Osprey Ranger.

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