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Spean Bridge

A PARROT in Yorkshire has begun calling like an osprey after its owners became addicted to online footage from a nest in the Scottish Highlands.

Sailor, a 24-year-old African grey parrot, lives with Stuart and Sue Brannen in Seamer just outside Scarborough. She has been mimicking the hunger call of Aila, a female osprey whose nest is at Loch Arkaig Forest near Spean Bridge.

The Brannens have been glued to the drama. ‘We both have tablets and it has been riveting to watch Louis and Aila the osprey pair in Scotland,’ said Stuart, 70, who is a retired merchant seaman.

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