The osprey emerged from the egg about 0415 BST on Sunday
There is a new arrival at a wildlife reserve in Perthshire - the first osprey chick of the season.
It is the 50th hatching for the elderly mother osprey at the Loch of the Lowes, near Dunkeld.
The bird has been returning to the site every year since 1991. She is possibly the oldest breeding osprey in Scotland, at over 20 years old.
The chick made its way out of its shell at about 0415 BST on Sunday, having taken a few days to break through.
A crack appeared in the egg on Friday, widening to a small hole on Saturday evening, before the chick burst through to freedom on Sunday.
The mother osprey has now laid 52 eggs, with 43 chicks having successfully fledged from the nest site at Loch of the Lowes.
Graeme Walla, Perthshire ranger at the reserve, said: "We have all become egg-stremely egg-cited; egg-static you could even say, for we have been patiently waiting and watching for this moment."
"The volunteers working through the night to ensure the protection of the eggs were lucky and delighted to be able to watch the arrival of the chick close up on our high definition screen.
"The pictures live from the nest were fantastic to watch and we are absolutely overjoyed that we have yet another osprey chick here at Loch of the Lowes, while waiting expectantly for the other two eggs to hatch, over the next few days."
Peter Ferns, visitor centre manager, added: "Thanks to around 70 volunteers who take it in turns to man the round-the-clock watch to safeguard these magnificent birds, without whom, the Loch of the Lowes osprey nest would be rich pickings for egg thieves, something we were particularly worried about this year as it was the 50th egg.
"We are relieved that the chick has now hatched and look forward to seeing its siblings."