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'Oldest' osprey produces 56th egg

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'Oldest' osprey produces 56th egg

The UK's oldest known breeding female osprey has surprised wildlife experts by producing her 56th egg.
Staff at the Loch of the Lowes reserve in Perthshire had doubted the 25-year-old bird's fertility.
However wildlife watchers spotted the Osprey, which recently returned from a 3,000-mile migration from west Africa, hunched over the egg via a webcam.
Ospreys live an average of eight years and are estimated to produce about 20 eggs during that time.
Emma Rawling, SWT's Perthshire ranger, said: "This individual bird is truly a wonder of nature."
Full Details at this link for all you bird watchers out there!!    
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/8617401.stm
And a link to a live webcam here...http://www.thewebbroadcastingcorporation.com/swt/swt.php