Ospreys Play Egg Roulette At Arkaig
We are breathing a sigh of relief after the first egg was laid at our Loch Arkaig Osprey Nest Camera, supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Louis and Aila have led us a merry dance since their return on April 4.
One of the reasons the birds may have been thinking of a move is that their normally sheltered nest took a battering from high winds from an unusual direction. For a couple of days the wind funneled down the glen and right at them. Viewers have also speculated that they were being spooked by other birds of prey in the area – where there are golden eagles and sea eagles in residence.
The camera operation is greatly assisted by our volunteers who clip highlights from the previous day’s footage, and by Liz Bracken who reports on the birds’ off-camera activity as she watches by telescope from across the loch.