Scotland’s most famous osprey couple have been reunited.
Lassie has arrived at the Loch of Lowes wildlife reserve in Perthshire, eight days after her mate Laddie.
It is the start of their fifth season together.
Shortly after Lassie’s arrival, at 5.47pm on Saturday, Laddie could be seen carrying out an impressive skydancing display over the next. And he brought his hungry mate a fish within half-an-hour.
Laddie and Lassie – also known by their official titles LM12 and LF15 – have been breeding at the site near Dunkeld since 2015 and have successfully fledged 10 chicks from 12 eggs.
Their reunion is expected to trigger a busy Sunday for reserve staff.
Sara Rasmussen, ranger for the Scottish Wildlife Trust which runs the reserve, said: “It’s exciting to see our resident birds back together.
“Ospreys live completely independent lives outside of the breeding season but LM12 and LF15 have quickly re-established themselves as a pair.”
She said: “They have already made their first attempts at breeding. LF15 will begin laying eggs about ten days after the first successful mating.
“People can keep up to date with events at Loch of the Lowes on our live osprey webcam, or by coming in to the visitor centre to find out the latest news.”