Good afternoon bloggers and apologies for the late post today – Pete has been busy showing me the ropes.
I’m Jonathan, the new arrival here at Loch of the Lowes. I’m new to SWT also having spent the last year working for the RSPB – firstly on the Lake District Osprey Project & then at Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire.
You’ll be hearing a lot more from me in the weeks and months to come but without further ado here goes my first post!…
It was a chilly start to the morning with the temperature on arrival reading -7 degrees C but I was just excited to be here having never been to the Lowes before.
My first task was to feed the hordes of hungry birds waiting patiently for their breakfast.
More chaffinches than I could possibly count plus greenfinches, goldfinches, blue, great & coal tits galore! There were a few jays lurking in the trees, a couple of great-spotted woodpeckers feasting on the peanut feeder, as well as pheasants & mallards feeding off scraps on the ground.
Not a bad haul for my first morning!
Have a good day all,