First osprey chick in Scotland hatched in Tweed valley

16th May 2012
First osprey chick in Scotland hatched in Tweed valley - Forestry Commission
The Tweed Valley ospreys have hatched what is believed to be the first osprey chick in Scotland.
Signs that the new arrival was due became very clear as the adult birds were becoming very twitchy and restless. The new chick was spotted by volunteers today. The first egg was laid around the 9th of April and a second one soon after. It is not clear if there are other eggs because the nest is piled so high with twigs and branches. The osprey family can be viewed on high definition cameras at Forestry Commission Scotland’s Glentress Forest and at Kailzie Gardens, both close to Peebles.
Osprey Information Officer Diane Bennett said: “This is great news for the Tweed Valley Osprey Project and for ospreys across Scotland. The adults are old hands when it comes to rearing chicks…this will be their 9th brood to date."