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Third and Final Osprey Chick Hatches at Loch of the Lowes

The final osprey egg has now hatched at the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Loch of the Lowes Reserve.

The first two chicks hatched over the weekend with the third hatching at 7:46pm on Monday 23rd of May. A small hole appeared at 8:45pm on Sunday with the chich appearing 23 hours later.

Sara Rasmussen, Perthshire Ranger, Scottish Wildlife Trust said: ““It’s fantastic that all of NC0’s eggs have hatched this season. Our team of staff and volunteers have worked around the clock to ensure the ospreys can breed successfully without being disturbed.

“It is immensely satisfying to know that the long days and nights protecting the nest have paid off, and ongoing monitoring will contribute to the next step in the chicks’ remarkable journey. We’ll continue to keep an eye on the young ospreys as they grow, and hopefully all three youngsters will successfully fledge and migrate south at the end of the summer.”

The second chick was born on Friday 20th of May, with the first chick coming on Thursday.

You can watch the live nest camera below.

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