Female osprey lays first egg of season at wildlife reserve

Published on 11 Apr 2021, 12:05
A female osprey has laid her first egg of the season at Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve in Perthshire.

The bird, known to wildlife rangers as NC0, laid the egg at 10:18am on Sunday morning.

NC0 will stay on the nest to incubate her eggs for around five to six weeks before they hatch.

The mottled egg is around the size of a duck’s egg. Female ospreys typically lay between two and three eggs in a season.

Sara Rasmussen, Perthshire Ranger at the Scottish Wildlife Trust said: “We were absolutely thrilled to see NC0’s first egg this morning and we’re hoping to see more eggs laid over the next few days.