South Scotland

Love triangle drama unfolds as Scottish ospreys return

Osprey
Image caption The osprey nest at the centre is monitored through a CCTV camera

Osprey watchers at a wildlife centre in south west Scotland are waiting to find out who will emerge victorious in a love spat.

Since 2006 the same pair of birds have been returning to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Caerlaverock.

But the female appears to have a new suitor after previous unidentified male osprey attempted to mate with her.

Both male birds flew away together and centre staff are now waiting to see who will return to the nest.

The original pair of ospreys have successfully reared one chick in 2009 and three chicks last year.

Staff at the centre are able to watch events unfolding via a CCTV camera which is trained on the nest.

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