Aigas Field Centre
Aigas Field Centre

Ospreys at Aigas

11 May, 2022. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

It is the time of year again where, as part of a walk around the loch at Aigas, you can often be lucky enough to see these stunning birds of prey. The loch is seasonally stocked with large blue and rainbow trout specifically for the osprey, the trout even attracting an adult white-tailed eagle to fish on the loch earlier this spring. This blog will talk about the physical characteristics, distribution, ecology, history, and current conservation projects working with these distinctive raptors. [caption id="attachment_4349" align="aligncenter" width="502"] Laurie Campbell – osprey perched[/caption] Physical characteristics The osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is the only species within the Pandionidae family, consisting of four recognised subspecies. Ospreys have a distinct plumage, looking white or mottled brown when observed from below. The crown of
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