Osprey return

Over the past few days we have seen an osprey as a late afternoon visitor. It’s always a relief to see that the migration has gone to plan.┬áHe/she flies over the loch directly in front of the Half House cottage, frequently hovering briefly as she looks for fish … no binoculars required!

Still on the bird theme we had a large number of Whooper swans on the loch this year. They migrate from Iceland apparently. There are just a few stragglers left now as most have headed home for the summer.