Bute osprey returns home

Osprey chick Eilidh pictured at Kildalton on the Isle of Islay. Photo by Pauline Mellor-Greenhalgh
Osprey chick Eilidh pictured at Kildalton on the Isle of Islay. Photo by Pauline Mellor-Greenhalgh

Bute-born osprey Blue/White HS9, known locally as Eilidh, was pictured by Pauline Mellor-Greenhalgh at Kildalton on the Isle of Islay on May 3.

She was born on Bute in 2015 and has presumably been in west Africa since.

This will probably be her first return journey.

This is Bute’s second reported returnee, with Eilidh’s sister Iris (Blue/White HS8) photographed at Loch Garten last May.