Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Blog 22nd February 2011

Morning folks,

Its a bit of a grey misty morning here at Loch of the Lowes but its great to see all the waterbirds returning to the loch.

Earlier on I counted 40 odd Wigeon, 20 or so Goldeneye, 6 Goosander and a pair of Great-crested grebe.

Although the grebes were some distance away I could see that they were already sporting their ornate head plumes. It shouldn’t be long before they’ll be performing their elaborate courtship display, which is quite something to behold. The drama begins with the pair raising and shaking their head plumes at one another. They then come together with weed in their bills,  rising up and ‘dancing’ breast to breast in the water, turning their heads from side to side in perfect synchronicity. Breathtaking!

Happy blogging,

Jonathan

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Morning folks, Its a bit of a grey misty morning here at Loch of the Lowes but its great to see all the waterbirds returning to the loch. Earlier on …

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