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New Lass sparks unrest in love nest.

Wildlife chiefs may have to call in Jeremy Kyle to sort out a love triangle - between birds.

A young female osprey has moved into the nest of the UK's oldest-known breeding osprey and laid her own eggs.

Staff at the Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve, near Dunkeld in Perthshire, had been waiting for a bird named Lady to return for what would be her 25th year at the site.

But the young osprey, nicknamed Lassie, put the cat among the, ahem, ospreys and got there first.

She struck up a relationship with the male, Laddie - who has been Lady's mate for the past few years - and has since mated multiple times with him, Rangers predict "dramatic scenes" if 29-year-old Lady returns.

Hell hath no fury like an osprey scorned and Lassie could find herself ejected to a nearby nest.

As for the lucky Laddie, he could end up flitting between the two nests if he mates with both females.

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