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Sunday, August 05, 2007


In late August and September, ospreys across Scotland begin their long migration to West Africa; this includes the young, just 12 weeks after hatching.
North American osprey, photographed by Steve LeQuier
Roy Dennis, an independent ornithologist, writing in Living.Scotsman.com says, "One of the summer's most exciting sights is to watch a male osprey diving to catch pike and trout in fresh water, or flounders in coastal estuaries."
There are nearly 200 pairs of ospreys nesting in Scotland, so you have a great chance to see them at Scottish Wildlife Trust and RSPB reserves or Forestry Commission osprey watch centres. However, Roy points out that you only have a few weeks left, if you want to see them in Scotland this year. Of course, you could always go on a birdwatching trip to Africa.

Birdwatching Holidays.

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