Wildlife Blog 21st May 2011

We apologise for the continuing problem with the web cams.  SWT are doing everything in their power to get them up and running again, as soon as possible.  In the mean time we will continue to record the nest 24/7 and any exciting developments will be put up on our youtube channel (see the link below) and our blog.

http://www.youtube.com/user/scottishwildlife100

Events from the nest:

Since the last blog post our resident male has been very busy bringing in sticks and rearranging the nest.  He has brought in 6 large sticks to the nest since 9.40 this morning had has been returning to the nest often to perch on the side or rearrange the nest a little.  Our resident female has been settled on the nest swapping incubation duties with 7Y and occasionally calling for food.  At 12.55 an intruder osprey landed briefly on the nest but our resident female quickly showed it off and she did not seem distressed by the intrusion.

Other wildlife at Loch of the Lowes:

We had another visit from a roe deer this morning at 6.05 am, as well as two red squirrels that were enjoying our peanut feeders for quite some time today.  Birdlife at the feeders has included 15 chaffinches, 5 green finches, 3 siskins, 2 yellowhammers, blue tits, great tits, coal tits, a blackbird, 2 robins and 3 great spotted woodpeckers.  We also have a family of pheasant chicks that can occasionally be seen in the undergrowth behind the feeders, though sharp eyes are needed to spot them.  The blue tits in our nest box are still doing well and the chicks’ constant demands for food are keeping the pair very busy.

Lindsay

SITA Species Protection Officer

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We apologise for the continuing problem with the web cams.  SWT are doing everything in their power to get them up and running again, as soon as possible.  In the …

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