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.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Osprey watch Threave Castle Douglas

Storm clouds over Blackpark marsh near Castle Douglas, Scotland
Saturday 21 April 2012.
Went out to Threave to check on osprey, but was delayed by a hail and rain storm - see photo above.
I did not see the osprey but a couple from Cumbria who were already there had seen the osprey at the tail end of the storm catching a fish near the Stepping Stones bird hide on the river Dee (just below Threave castle).

I saw the photograph of the osprey with a fish - very impressive! Unfortunately I did not see the osprey.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Ann Robson said...

Hello Alistair,
Do you had any updates on the female osprey? I guess it is getting a bit late to expect her now and wondered if that would mean the male might leave the nest site? It would be good to hear any further news that you might have.
Many thanks,
Ann

10:47 PM  
Blogger Alistair Livingston said...

Hi Ann - there are now (14 May 2012) three ospreys at the nest site- a male and two females. Have just posted photo- see above.

7:31 AM  
Anonymous Ann Robson said...

Fantastic news Alistair, many thanks for the update and hope to hear more news over the coming weeks.

Best wishes,

Ann

10:36 AM  

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