Brave squir­rel takes on nest­ing os­prey

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

A brave red squir­rel tried to in­vade one of Scot­land’s most fa­mous os­prey nests, while the res­i­dent rap­tor pro­tects her newly hatched chicks.

The young tufty climbed 65 feet up the pine tree at the Scot­tish Wildlife Trust’s Loch of the Lowes re­serve near Dunkeld, Perthshire, to have a peek in­side the nest. The SWT’s nest cam­era shows the cu­ri­ous red making three at­tempts to sneak up on the res­i­dent fe­male os­prey, known as Lassie, be­fore be­ing star­tled off each time.

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