Members of the north-east are being urged to report sightings of ospreys to a national charity.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) are on the lookout for any signs of nesting ospreys across Aberdeenshire and Moray.
The conservation charity monitors the birds across the area to keep an eye on how they are doing.
After slowly increasing, the numbers have started to level off recently at around 20 pairs.
Conservation manager for RSPB Scotland, Ian Francis said: “Although ospreys are one of Scotland’s largest and most characteristic breeding birds, they can be very secretive and their nests are often difficult to find. So we are sure there are local nests that we don’t know about.
“We are urging people to get in touch, by phone, e-mail or a private message on social media, to tell us about where they have seen ospreys, particularly if they’ve seen one carrying a fish or if they think they have spotted a nest.”
Ospreys can nest in any suitable tree or woodland, often far away from rivers and lochs.
They create large distinctive stick nests, usually in the tops of trees.
Mr Francis added: “Even if people think we already know about a nest, we’d like them to contact us because we’d really like to make sure we have a full picture of what these birds are up to.”
Anyone who believes they may have spotted an osprey can contact RSPB Scotland by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 01224 624824.