Wildlife diary 30th August

Good morning to you all!

It’s another glorious day here this morning, but there is a definite chill in the air. Autumn is just round the corner it seems.
This month has flown by and it’s now that time when seasonal visitor start to make their next journey, including our staff and volunteers! It’a always a sad time for us who stay and have to say goodbye, but happy in the knowledge that they are moving on to start their next chapter with happy memories. We wish Emma and her team of volunteers well on their future ventures and thank them for all their hard word and dedication over the season.
We were reminded that autumn has not yet taken over as an osprey was sighted hunting on the loch this morning. No doubt a migrating individual popping in for a quick fish supper before heading on it’s way. We will continue to see sporadic sightings of visiting osprey right up until mid to late September, by which time ‘our’ birds should finding their ‘feet’ in their wintering grounds.
We have noticed an increased number of geese on the loch of late, but have since been informed that it is a gaggle of feral geese who have been hanging about the area all summer. The group are mainly canada geese, but there are also 4 bar-headed geese, some greylags, a few hybrids and one that looks like a snow goose. Quite the rogue bunch of misfits!
The squirrels continue to entertain us, and I’m quite sure there is at least 1 new kit has appeared in the last week! Squirrels, being mammals are quite capable of having 2 or 3 litters a year and can reproduce throughout the seasons, although it is less likely young will survive during the winter.

Still plenty to see folks, so stay tuned!
Fiona


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Good morning to you all! It’s another glorious day here this morning, but there is a definite chill in the air. Autumn is just round the corner it seems. This …

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