Stunning photos of osprey making two-fish catch in Highlands

An osprey catches two rainbow trout at Rothiemurchus. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images
An osprey catches two rainbow trout at Rothiemurchus. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images
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INCREDIBLE images have been captured of an osprey catching two rainbow trout at a Highland loch.

The raptor was caught swooping down and grabbing the fish with its powerful talons at Rothiemurchus in Kincraig on Monday.

The bird prepares to fly off after landing the fish. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

The bird prepares to fly off after landing the fish. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

Ospreys migrate each spring from Africa and nest in tall pine trees around the Aviemore area.

Stunning film of osprey catching fish in Highlands

The bird of prey was hunted to the point of extinction in the Victorian era, but their migratory habits eventually brought them back to Scotland, with the first successful breeding pair being recorded in 1954.

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The osprey heads for its nest with the catch. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

The osprey heads for its nest with the catch. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

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