Tayside and Central Scotland

Osprey at Loch of the Lowes reserve lays second egg

Lassie in her nest at the Loch of the Lowes reserve Image copyright Scottish Wildlife Trust

A new female osprey at a Scottish nature reserve has laid its second egg.

The female - nicknamed Lassie - has taken over the nest at the Loch of the Lowes reserve inhabited for 24 years by "Lady", who reared 50 chicks there.

A round the clock watch is being kept on the nest near Dunkeld in Perth and Kinross by the Scottish Wildlife Trust as part of a stringent protection programme to safeguard the birds.

Ospreys can lay up to four eggs in one season.

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