Highlands & Islands

New potential mate for Cairngorms osprey EJ

EJ at her nest on Wednesday Image copyright RSPB Loch Garten/CarnyxWild
Image caption EJ returned to her nest site last month

The most successful breeding female osprey at an RSPB Scotland reserve has been seen with a new potential mate.

Known as EJ, the female returned to the RSPB's Loch Garten reserve in the Cairngorms for her 15th breeding season after migrating from west Africa.

But Odin, her partner of nine years, has not returned after disappearing mid-season last year.

Reserve staff have been blogging about a new male bird seen with EJ at her nest.

EJ returned to the nest last month and has been defending the site against rival birds.

Image copyright RSPB Scotland
Image caption The male bird has been seen at EJ's next

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