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A pair of ospreys hatched two eggs at their nest at Loch Garten in northern Scotland over the weekend. The pair - who last year raised three young - have a third due to hatch imminently, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said.

Ospreys have been nesting at Loch Garten for several years, flying in every year from West Africa in the summer to hatch their young. Volunteers and wardens have been protecting the nest in an old tree in a forest reserve round the clock for five weeks. A video camera relays pictures of the brood to a nearby centre which attracts thousands of visitors every year to watch the young birds develop before they leave the nest in August. Scotland is thought to have about 100 breeding pairs of ospreys.

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