17 March 2022
It doesn’t get much better than this – and if you are wondering about Osprey behaviour, Laddie or LM12 at the Loch of the Lowes nest in Scotland, could teach some of the younger males a thing or two.
Laddie’s mate, Blue NC0 landed on the nest first on the 17th. She kept looking around and then she laid down in the nest bowl looking to her left. She ‘knew’ he was coming! Laddie arrives at 13:43. Both of the Loch of the Lowes ospreys are home safely from their winter migration.
What does Laddie do? He gets busy getting his gal a fish. Then he starts cleaning up the nest and the nest bowl. Yeah, Laddie. What a great mate you are for Blue NC0!
Duck and cover just in case there is a crash landing. Here comes Laddie!
How excited can an Osprey be? They have just flown from Africa, albeit they stopped along the way but still, here they are, immediately getting down to the business of readying for the 2023 breeding season. I sure wasn’t moving furniture around after my short holiday!
The fish delivery came at 15:12. Laddie had only been home an hour and a half and a fish gift for Blue NC0. That is the way to win the heart of your mate and reassure them you are still up to providing for her and the kids.
Laddie testing out the nest cup.
Want to watch Laddie LM12 and Blue NC0? Here is the link to their camera!
Thank you for joining me for this brief update on the LOTL Osprey nest. Take care everyone. See you soon.
Thank you to the Friends of Loch of the Lowes and the Scottish Wildlife Trust for their streaming cam and Geemeff alerting me to the fish delivery!
Thanks so much Mary Ann! This is great news! I can’t wait to watch them. Thanks for link and the photos! ❤️❤️
Have a good afternoon and hope to see you real soon!