Hope emerged on Tuesday when two new ospreys touched down and mated on the nest.
The camera feed from Woodland Trust’s Loch Arkaig Pine Forest has been running for four years thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Holly was invited to appear via internet link from her home near Fort William to talk about her role in helping ring osprey chicks on Loch Arkaig.
Ospreys on a live online nest camera in Lochaber have laid their first egg of the season and the Woodland Trust Scotland hopes the osprey family will provide a beneficial dose of nature during the current coronavirus lockdown.
Some of Lochaber’s most exotic annual visitors are set to help schoolchildren in Cornwall get through the lockdown imposed to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
Over 60,000 users tuned in mainly from around the UK, but others watched as well including in the US, Australia, Canada, Norway, France, Italy, Sweden and Finland this summer to the livestream camera feed at Loch Arkaig to watch local ospreys rear their chicks.