South Scotland

Cameras capture first Caerlaverock osprey egg of season

Osprey egg Image copyright WWT
Image caption The first egg was laid by the osprey in the south of Scotland at about 15:40

CCTV cameras have captured the first osprey egg of the season to be laid at a reserve in the south west of Scotland.

Viewers were able to watch it live on a big screen at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Caerlaverock at about 15:40.

Centre manager Brian Morrell said the bird was "remarkably calm" while laying the egg.

He added that a further two eggs were expected in the next week or so.

Viewers can watch the nest live at the centre or via the internet daily between 10:00 and 17:00.

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