It has been another beautiful weekend here at Loch of the Lowes. The chicks are spending a lot of time flapping their wings building up their muscles ready for their first flight. Because their wings are so large, when the chicks are flapping about there isn’t much room on the nest for the mother as well so she spends most of her time at the side or on the dead tree next to the nest shouting words of encouragement to the chicks. The oldest chick should be taking to the skies in the next week or so and the youngest one will soon be following suit.
The male has been bringing in lots of fish and excelled himself in his hunting skills on Thursday when he managed to catch five pike in the space of 20 minutes. There was definitely no shortage of fish on the loch that day and the male has proven that he really is an efficient and spectacular hunter.
We have some bad news about our bird feeders at our viewing window. Unfortunately they have all had to be removed for two weeks once again due to a couple of finches and a coal tit which was spotted with the parasite. The pine marten evenings will therefore be cancelled for the next few weeks and will resume back to normal when the first pine marten is spotted.
Another pure white fallow deer was watched feeding by the loch on Sunday and two young otter pups were sighted on the canal connecting Craiglush and Loch of the Lowes on Thursday. There is lots of wildlife to see here so why don’t you come down and see if you can spot one of the white fallow deer or even the otters on the loch!