Loch Arkaig

The Oban Times - - Districts -

A LOVESICK Lochaber os­prey has had a change of luck, with not one but three fe­males now vy­ing for his at­ten­tion.

Louis, who nests in the Loch Arkaig for­est, had been nick­named Lone­some Louis by Wood­land Trust Scot­land staff af­ter he was spot­ted look­ing for­lornly for his mate.

Louis ar­rived back from Africa on April 10 and staff feared the worst for the bird un­til last Fri­day when a fe­male turned up and they have been paired up ever since. What is more, ac­cord­ing to Ge­orge An­der­son, a fur­ther two fe­males have tried to mus­cle in on the ac­tion, but Louis is stick­ing with his orig­i­nal choice.

Mr An­der­son said: ‘ We are now con­fi­dent there will be eggs hatched in June. We had all but given up hope for him find­ing a mate so this is fan­tas­tic news.’

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