LIVE: Loch Arkaig Osprey Cam
Follow the story from the heart of an ancient Caledonian pine forest with our live osprey nest cam, supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.
Our resident pair Louis and Aila raised a single chick last year, a male named Lachlan. They returned this spring for a second season and laid three eggs, but sadly a hungry pine marten stole the clutch. The adults should remain around the nest for some time, so stay tuned for fish deliveries, pair bonding and interesting osprey behaviour.
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Loch Arkaig pine forest is the setting for this wild family drama. It's one of the few remaining fragments of ancient Caledonian pine forest and was brought into our care thanks to those who gave generously to our appeal. We have ambitious plans to restore and expand it for ospreys, pine martens and other native wildlife over the coming years, but we can't do that without your support.
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Clips from the nest
Never miss the action. Watch recent highlights from the nest on our YouTube channel.
Behind the scenes1
Wild. Remote. Off the grid. It's not easy running an osprey cam. Meet the people behind the camera with our multi-media story.
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Tragedy for our ospreys2
Prospects for a long summer of osprey action came to an abrupt end on 11 May when a pine marten carried off all three eggs.
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Postcards from the past3
As we celebrate the return of our ospreys for another season, we remember the eccentric adventurer who tried to bring ospreys back to Loch Arkaig in 1929.
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