Three six-week-old osprey chicks are being ringed in the Tweed Valley Forest Park as part of a conservation project.
Around 160 chicks have been ringed since the Tweed Valley Osprey Project began in 1999.
"Every year, we ring the new osprey chicks so that we can track them for years to come and this helps us monitor the success of the project. We can get an insight of where they travel to and where they nest back in the UK.
"During the ringing process, Forestry Commission Scotland's conservation managers also take the time to give them a thorough health check, making sure they are a good weight and show no signs of ill health.
"The Tweed Valley Osprey Project is proving a great success and we are thrilled also that members of the public can watch the birds closely at our two live viewing centres at Glentress forest and Kailzie Gardens, near Peebles.
"It's a great advert for the Year of Natural Scotland."
An event aimed at raising awareness about owls and how important they are is being held by the World Owl Trust at Muncaster Castle.
They will be offering information on how to help owls living around the region and will be asking hoteliers to allow their grass to grow long, which will encourage young animals into their gardens- providing a vital source of food for owls.
"Our Conservation Day is a great opportunity for people to come and see the kinds of things that they can do to make a real difference in helping see owls thrive in their area."
– Millie Clarke, Conservation Officer, World Owl Trust
The owl trust centre is home to more than 200 owls from 50 different species and sub-species.
Osprey chicks in the Scottish Borders are being ringed, to keep track of their movements. It allows conservationists to keep track of the bird's migration patterns. There are around 250 ospreys in the UK, mostly in Scotland. There are 9 known breeding pairs of ospreys in the Tweed Valley.
Osprey chicks in the Scottish Borders are being ringed, to keep track of their movements. It allows conservationists to keep track of the bird's migration patterns. There are only 250 ospreys in the UK, mostly in Scotland. There are 9 known breeding pairs of ospreys in the Tweed Valley.