Our two osprey chicks at Loch Arkaig - the stars of our live osprey cam - have been ringed, and now we're looking for names.

Bill of health

Our osprey chicks at Loch Arkaig were ringed and measured on Thursday 04 July by raptor expert Lewis Pate.

Gender is assessed on a series of comparative measurements and the charts tell us we have two females.

The first chick, hatched on 01 June, has been fitted with ring tag number JJ0. The second, hatched a few days later on 04 June, has ring number JJ2.

Despite an initial size difference between the two chicks, both now weigh in at 1.49kg.

Name our girls

We'll be taking suggestions for names over on our osprey cam page for a few days before putting the best ones to a public vote.

It's all a bit of fun, but while you're there you could also enter our free competition to win an exclusive tour of Loch Arkaig with Lewis Pate, who ringed the birds.

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