Wildlife diary 10th Sept

Good morning from a very wet Loch of the Lowes!

Most of the wildlife on the loch seems to have vanished into the reed beds to shelter, but our woodland birds, as ever, continue to feast all day long. From your posts last night, the pine marten made a couple of visits and we’ll look back over the footage to check for any later drop-ins.
The ‘branch’ that some of you are curious about, is in fact a deer antler. We have many scattered around the feeders for our little red squirrels. They like to gnaw on these as it is a good source of calcium, especially for the young ones, who can develop calcium deficiencies if they stick solely to peanuts.

As well as a distinct change in the weather, I have noticed the leaves on some trees are starting to turn. I always enjoy the autumn season, especially in Perthshire, when the whole world turns to gold and fire. We’ll let you see the occasional loch view over the coming months so you can all see for yourselves the glory of a Lowes autumn!

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Good morning from a very wet Loch of the Lowes! Most of the wildlife on the loch seems to have vanished into the reed beds to shelter, but our woodland …

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