|Male and female Osprey|
|Grey Heron and Osprey, who will win?|
|Two Grey Heron and one Osprey, who will win?|
|Grey Heron return!|
|Back to the tree|
|Here we go again|
|Nice peaceful bike ride after all the excitement!|
|It's still winter up there, Braeriach white as white|
I cycled along the Speyside Way in the afternoon and another well known place further up Strathspey. Good to see one of them perched in it's nest but not much going on here. On the way home I swung by again to see 'my Osprey' again. Things had heated up a bit. They were very active and trying to muscle out a pair of Grey Heron on their stretch of water. What a racket going on, the Herons backed off and ended up out of sight. Next minute a third Osprey comes over (presumably another male) and the two males are fighting it out in the skies. Fantastic!
Meanwhile, up in the peaceful hills, it's still looking very wintry up on the Cairngorm plateau and corries. A few more cm's of fresh snow as been put down over the last couple of days and looks like the snowline as dropped a wee bit too. More snow forecast over the weekend. Spring in the glen, winter on the mountains, still.