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'Lost' osprey found dead by road

Osprey (generic)
The young osprey got lost while attempting to fly to Africa

A young, tagged osprey which became lost on its way to Africa has been found dead on the isle of Lewis.

The bird, which was born in Forres, Moray, in June, was tracked by satellite as it zig-zagged in the wrong direction across Scotland.

The male should have been heading to Western Africa for the winter.

The tag later indicated the osprey had not moved for several hours and the bird was found in a road ditch. It was believed to have been hit by a car.

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