July and August are critical months for breeding Ospreys in Scotland. If young Osprey chicks are going to be strong enough to migrate back to Africa at the end of the summer they need to be fed constantly by the adults.

The Rothiemurchus Estate in the Cairngorm National Park has for many years encouraged local Ospreys to take fish from their fishing Lochs near Aviemore. Rothiemurchus has a loch that is for the sole use of the Ospreys where the birds can fish undisturbed.

The hides on the edge of this Loch are one of the best places anywhere to watch and photograph fishing Ospreys. All the images on this page were taken over two days in mid July.

To get more information on Osprey watching at Rothiemurchus click on the link below and then click “On Land”