Homing in on a summer home

Rothiemurchus has spent much of the last week either in the watershed of the River Spey or Findhorn. He roosted one night at Loch Garten, another beside Loch an Eilein and the last few nights along the upper Findhorn River. In the last few days he visited different ospreys nests at 1pm, 2pm (Red 8T’s nest) and 4pm on 27th May, and nests in Nairnshire and near Inverness at 11am and 4pm on 28th. This is the first time we’ve tracked the searching behaviour of a pre-breeding osprey. We often see ‘intruding ospreys’ visiting occupied and unoccupied nests – it’s well known feature of osprey summers.

May 27th - 30th

May 25th - 27th