Last of the Westland Whigs

In the late 17th century, the 'Westland Whigs' were the radical descendants of earlier Covenanters who had defied the absolutist rule of Stuart kings in south west Scotland.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Osprey update 13 April

Male and female osprey Threave, Castle Douglas 5 April 2012
Karl Munday, Head Ranger at National Trust for Scotland Threave Estate has suggested that the female in the above photo was just passing through and that our male was 'chancing his luck' with her. This means that our female has not yet arrived. Which is a better scenario than the female arriving and then going off again... 

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Ann Robson said...

Any more news on the female osprey at Threave. We were there on holiday and saw the male at the nest and just wondered if she has turned up yet?

Thanks

2:13 AM  
Blogger Alistair Livingston said...

Hi Ann - I haven't been out to Threave today[ Wednesday 25 April] but my brother met Karl Munday who is Head Ranger at Threave on Sunday evening and Karl said the female has not yet returned.

Karl thinks that the cold spring weather between UK and Africa is the likely explanation for the hold up. So we are keeping our fingers crossed.

3:07 AM  

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