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Second Osprey Chick Hatches at Loch of the Lowes

The second osprey chick has hatched at Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve in Perthshire.

A crack was spotted on an egg in the nest at 12:33pm on Friday 20 May. The young osprey emerged in the early hours of Saturday, at 3:24am.

Sara Rasmussen, Perthshire Ranger, Scottish Wildlife Trust said: “We’re thrilled that the second egg has hatched and we’re hoping to see a third chick by Monday. It will be fascinating to watch these young birds grow and develop.

“Our staff and more than 60 volunteers have been monitoring the nest around the clock for several weeks. It’s fantastic that their dedication is helping the ospreys have another successful breeding season protected from disturbance.”

The chicks will grow rapidly and are dependent on regular deliveries of fish, brought to the nest by male osprey LM12 and fed to them by female osprey NC0.

The first osprey chick of the season hatched on Thursday 19th May, with the third and final egg is expected to hatch within the next 48 hours.

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