Just a wee update to let you know that we have had really good sightings of mixed flocks of fieldfare and redwing on the rowan trees at the front of the centre for a few days. Such a good view in fact that we didn’t even have to leave the centre which was lucky cause the weather was awful. On the same rowan we have also been seeing bullfinch which is very unusual for the lowes and there have also been a wee flock of long tailed tits in the trees behind the centre.
Also forgot to mention last time, the daily visits at the feeders by two jays which are quite tricky birds to see most of the time but are in and out all day on the peanut feeders.
One more bird was added to the loch this week although it is unlikely we will see it again – a water rail which had been found in a garage in Blairgowrie. This small, wading bird was cared for until strong enough to be released and then brought to our reed beds – which already support water rail – to be re-homed. The water rail is particularly elusive due to its lifestyle in the reeds therefore unlikely to be seen any time soon although we do have some particularly good footage of one which was forced out of the reeds to find food when the loch partially froze last winter. There has also been a new bird on the loch in last few days – pintail duck.