Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Osprey's return for 2012 Season!

As many of you may have read the Aberfoyle Osprey season is just about to begin. This year for the first time ever we are showing three live nests, two of which are being shown through HD. We have already had ospreys on all three nests and signs of attempted mating between pairs.

On nest site 1 (the nest that we have shown in previous years) we have already seen the return of Red 6A (our female from 2006 - 2010) who failed to return to the nest at the beginning of the 2011 season, but was seen on site later in the year. She seems to have been joined by a metal ringed male, whom we presume is the infamous male from the last few years.

For those of you that want to follow the action minute by minute we will be tweeting @aberfoyleosprey and also Facebooking at We are also hoping to get the webcam link up and running this week, sorry for the delay in this :-)

Other sightings and live cameras currently on show at the David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre include Barn Owls, Red Squirrels and for the last few weeks we have been catching a glimpse of a Pine Marten, but we are keeping our eyes fixed on the osprey nests as another season at Aberfoyle begins!


  1. Hi, I am fascinated by the Ospreys at Aberfoyle and delighted 6A is back and maybe paired up with the trouble maker Metal ring who I am also curious about. I did not like him in 2010 but warmed to him last year.

    I really would like some news and the camera is not working also.
    I am fascinated and hope for a succesful season this year and want ot visit regularly this year.

    I am fascinated by all events at Aberfoyle and so much want to know if Metal ring is with Red 6A.

    Look forward to meeting you all at Aberfoyle this year but please can we have some news :)


  2. Aberfoyle Ospreys23 April 2012 at 15:19

    Great to hear that you are delighted that Red 6A has been spotted on the nest in 2012.

    Although this nest is proving interesting this year as we haven't as yet, seen any ospreys take up the nest.

    We will do our best to keep you informed of the progress of all three nest sites this year and hope to see you throughout the season.


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