LOCH OF THE LOWES - AUGUST 2018

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LOCH OF THE LOWES - AUGUST 2018

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    i wonder how much longer we will have Lassie around for, she was last seen 5th of August last year.

    Both juvies on the nest, they were having a tug of war with the fish.

  • LN1 has now finished the fish, and has been beak cleaning.

    PTO has returned and the noise has started again.  Lassie being very quiet, maybe she has earplugs.

  • Laddie just delivered a fish.

  • I didn't see a delivery but Lassie was on the nest alone with a fish, in comes LN1 who takes it.

  • Another fish delivered and this one is a good size.

  • Intruder?  Juvie with the fish took up an odd position to protect it.

  • The cleaner has arrived.

  • Lassie arrives with a fish to an empty nest.  Juvie arrives and grabs the fish. Lassie leaves and chick alone with it's fish.

  • Starling, Thanks for the new thread and for all of the pics and posts!

  • Thanks Ann, had an at home day today so was watching more :)

  • PTO alone on the nest prowling round and shouting.

  • I couldn't post at the time but he did defend the nest against a corvid!

  • Starling - You have provide us with some good captures and thoughts. It is great to come back home and see the moments you watched from the hide.

    I have been visiting LOTL on a very regular basis this last week or so at varying times of day sometimes on an evening as I like to watch the beavers come out of the inlet estuary below the nest and whilst awaiting them just watch the family of ospreys and deer come to drink at the inlet estuary.

    Yes they are noisy and if the chicks are screeching you can hear them in the car park as you park the car. Generally it is over the rights of a fish.

    Yes one day soon I will not see LF15 when I visit (I have been fortunate to see all 4 on every visit and a few more). Watching her from the hide she is very contented the last few days just observing her two chicks feeding and fighting it out between them. Doing plenty of flying herself also so getting ready for her trip south and when she is satisfied these two are OK with LM12 and the winds are favourable she will be off (Just as Mary Poppins did).

  • Keith - You are so lucky to be able to visit Lowes so often, and what you describe above is just how I imagine Lowes to be.  I have never been, but it is on my to-do-list of places I would love to go.  Yes LF15 - won't be long before she is off just as Mary Poppins did- I love that!

  • Starling

    Keith - You are so lucky to be able to visit Lowes so often, and what you describe above is just how I imagine Lowes to be.  I have never been, but it is on my to-do-list of places I would love to go.  Yes LF15 - won't be long before she is off just as Mary Poppins did- I love that!

    Or Nanny Mcphee for the younger viewers