Highlands & Islands

Osprey EJ returns to Loch Garten for ninth season

A female osprey has returned to a Highlands breeding site for the ninth year in a row.

EJ has raised several young at RSPB Scotland's Loch Garten reserve, near Aviemore.

The RSPB said the 14-year-old bird appeared on Thursday afternoon holding a rainbow trout.

Like most ospreys, EJ spends the winter in West Africa before flying thousands of miles back to Scotland in late March or early April.

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