Watch the Loch Arkaig Osprey Cam

Take a sneak peek into the amazing wildlife of the Loch Arkaig pine forest with our live Osprey Cam, supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.

Can you help us chart significant moments as the drama unfolds?

Lachie's final farewell

Now that Lachie has fledged he will soon leave the nest, possibly before the end of August. We hope you have enjoyed watching our Loch Arkaig osprey family this season. Order a free, limited edition keepsake of Lachie’s first summer in Scotland before 4 September 2017. We’ll post it onto you before end October 2017.

Order your osprey keepsake

Let us know when you spot something interesting (and the date and time you saw it) by commenting at the bottom of this page. Our volunteers will get to work checking the footage and saving the highlights.

From time to time, the live feed may be interrupted due to bad weather conditions or poor internet connection. So please bear with us and check again later. We'd also like to thank to Wildlife Windows for their help installing this cam.

If you've enjoyed this glimpse into their world and would like to contribute to restoring Loch Arkaig's ancient Caledonian pine forest please support our appeal.

Looking for the highlights?

Thanks to our hardworking team of Osprey Cam volunteers, we're able to bring you a series of short film clips in our YouTube playlist highlighting significant events in the life of our osprey family.

From scuffles with crows to egg laying and the exciting arrival of chicks, one each on 17 and 18 June, volunteers add to these clips daily. So be sure to check the Loch Arkaig Osprey Cam playlist regularly to see if inexperienced parents Aila and Louis get to grips with feeding and how the chicks progress.

Did you know?

Osprey carrying prey
  • In flight an osprey's long broad wings are held out at a slight angle forming an amazing ‘M’ shape.
  • Osprey can fly as far as a whopping 430km in a single day during migration.
  • The typical lifespan of an osprey is nine years.
  • Some osprey in Scotland even nest on electricity pylons!
  • An osprey can close its nostrils to stop water getting up its nose.

Find out more about ospreys

You can help too!

Tell us if you've spotted anything interesting in the comments below or by using the hashtag #ArkaigOspreys on social media. Your recordings will help us edit the footage and learn more about our resident ospreys.

Read the latest updates in our blog

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We're restoring Arkaig's precious ancient Caledonian pine forest to benefit wildlife.

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