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Elderly osprey hatches 46th chick

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The 24-year-old Osprey could have her 47th chick within days

Scotland's oldest known breeding osprey has become a mother once again after two of her eggs hatched.

The first chick broke through at the Loch of the Lowes, Perthshire, on Friday evening and the second followed less than 11 hours later.

The 24-year-old osprey, who flies every year from Africa to the reserve near Dunkeld, has now seen 46 of her young emerge safely from their eggs.

Another egg is due to hatch over the coming days.



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