Worries over tagged Loch Garten osprey Bynack

An osprey raised at a nest site in the Highlands and tracked using satellite tagging technology may have perished in West Africa.

The male bird called Bynack hatched at Loch Garten near Aviemore in May last year and later migrated to Africa.

RSPB Scotland said the osprey had not moved for about 11 days and worry it may have died.

Staff remain hopeful that the lack of movement may be because its tag has slipped off.

In 2009, another young Loch Garten osprey called Nethy was thought to have died after reaching Africa.

The year before, the female's brother Deshar died after making a "navigational error" and missed landfall in the Azores.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Highlands & Islands



Min. Night 4 °C


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.