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Fourth egg for Scotland’s oldest osprey

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By Karen Thomson

Scotland’s oldest Osprey has laid a fourth egg this weekend surprising staff at a Perthshire nature reserve.

The osprey known as “Lady” was spotted by rangers at the Loch of Lowes, near Dunkeld on Sautrday morning.

The last time she laid four eggs was back in 2005. Laying four eggs is considered quite rare for a bird of this type. Osprey’s only usually lay two eggs in their breeding season.

Emma Rawling, the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Perthshire Ranger, said: “Our veteran osprey female has surprised us yet again. Similar to events in 2005, she has laid a fourth egg slightly later than the first three, and we very much hope to see chicks starting to hatch towards the end of May.

You can watch the osprey cam here scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/ospreycam 

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