FWN Reporter Colin Statter is also an artist who paints fantastic Oil Paintings of Wildlife in Various Natural Landscapes
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I did my latest painting depicting salmon on the the spawning beds pairing up, it was a private commission, it’s now hanging up in a well known Fisherman’s, farmhouse.
This time of year the Atlantic salmon are making there way up river to their native spawning Burns where they once were born, a magnificent time of the season.
The picture depicts two hen salmon and a nature red cock salmon in all their glorious seasonal colours with the autumn leaves flowing through the crystal clear waters of the River Teith.
An osprey which is thought to be the UK’s oldest breeding female has hatched an egg at the LochoftheLowes wildlifereserve in Dunkeld.
The osprey ,known as Lady – hatched her 62nd egg on Mondaynight.
Almost 20,000 people were watching developments via webcam.
Lady has returned to the Loch of the Lowes reserve for 22 consecutive years, producing 48 chicks that have fledged.
She has laid three eggs this year.
The new chick is the first at the reserve since 2010. Lady’s eggs failed to hatch last year, despite being proved to be fertile.
Emma Rawling, a ranger for the Scottish Wildlife Trust, said:
“To successfully fledge this number of eggs is a quite unbelievable achievement.
“We expect her to reach the milestone of 50 later in the week.
“We’ve had interest from all over the world and people visiting in their droves since the eggs were laid.”
She added that the chicks would be tagged to monitor the exact routes, timings and behaviours of the birds as they migrate.