Osprey egg theft attempt thwart

23 May 2013

A 24-hour watch has been put on an osprey nest in Dumfries & Galloway after a suspected egg-theft attempt.

A member of the public spotted a man with climbing equipment heading towards the nest. When challenged, the man left the site. The police have been informed.

Staff and volunteers from the National Trust for Scotland have now mounted an around-the-clock watch on the nest to prevent any more attacks.

BBC news story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-22638587