Archives for July 2012

Remains in Perthshire

Rothiemurchus has ranged widely in Perthshire (470 square km), still centred on the upper Tay near Grandtully.  He visited Loch of the Lowes on 19th July and continued south to the River Tay before returning north.

Busy catching fish for his brood

Red 8T has been a regular visitor to Rothiemurchus fishery catching fish for his two young which have just started to fly. Earlier in the week I saw him and his mate perched on the top of the next door tree to the nest tree, where one chick was on the eyrie and the otherwas perched on a lower branch.

At home

Morven has reared one young which has just started to fly. We have satellite tagged the chick – thanks to a very kind sponsorship by one of our local osprey friends, who paid for the GPS transmitter and a year’s download costs.  More news later.

At home

Beatrice has fledged two young and she has spent the whole of last ten days around the nest site with her chicks. Excellent result in this summer of nearly perpetual rain and cold.

Ranging in Sutherland

On 23rd July Suilven flew north to Inverpolly and next day passed her natal haunts on the way to Kylesku. On 26th July flew east to the south Altnaharra moorlands before flying on 28th to Loch Choire

July 22nd to 28th


No change

Roxy remains in the same area (13 square km) of the Borders – we are starting to think that ‘he’ may in fact be a ‘she’, which would be good for a single male in the same general area.

No Change

Reay stayed in the same area of moorlands to the east of Rhidorroch

July 18th to 28th

West to Loch Ericht

Fearnan remained in Meall Cuaich area unti 19th July, and then flew west to live around Loch Ericht

July 18th to 28th


North to Loch Luichart

106 remained at Glenfeshie to 22nd and then moved to Glen Tromie and Cuaich. On 25th July flew north to Loch Ness and Mealfuorvonie, and next day continued north to Loch Luichart by evening.

July 21st to 26th

NW Sutherland

Canisp returned to the Tongue region, ranging quite widely, before flying to Cape Wrath side on 24th and still there on 28th July

July 18th to 28th