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Fish shortage kills osprey chick

One of the two osprey chicks hatched at the weekend at a nature reserve in Perthshire has died.

The baby birds were hatched at the Loch of the Lowes, near Dunkeld, to a female thought to be the oldest breeding osprey in Scotland.

However, the recent heavy rain has made it difficult for the male osprey to spot and catch fish to feed the family.

Reserve staff said the male had to get a fish soon or the remaining chick would also be at risk.

A third egg is also expected to hatch over the coming days.



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