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The story so far

Our Loch Arkaig ospreys Louis and Aila returned on 4 April 2019 and successfully fledged two chicks. Both the parents and their youngsters have now headed off back to Africa on migration and the livestream has been turned off until spring 2020.

Tune in again from March next year to watch more of the story unfold.

2017
New parents
Our young pair took over the nest and raised a single chick, a male named Lachlan.
2018
Tragedy strikes
Louis and Aila returned for a second year and laid three eggs, but a hungry pine marten stole the clutch.
2019
Two more youngsters
A little more experienced this time, the parents fledged two females named Rannoch and Mallie.

The osprey cam has been made possible thanks to support from players of People's Postcode Lottery.

Osprey in flight with trout in talons

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