Events from the nest:
This morning kicked off on the nest with a large trout being delivered to the nest by 7Y at 4.43 am. Our resident female then took the fish and took it elsewhere to eat. Our resident male has been having a little trouble with crows over the last couple of days, he has been seen being mobbed by crows on 2 occasions and has been spending time chasing some away from the nest today.
We’re all still hopeful that the eggs will hatch thought at the moment there are no cracks visible on the eggs. The 24 hour Watch continues here at Loch of the Lowes – ensuring the security of the three eggs on the nest. We will keep you all updated as any events unfold.
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Other wildlife at Loch of the Lowes:
On the loch today we have seen a pair of great crested grebes, 3 mute swans, and 12 mallards. Around and above the loch today we have seen 4 common terns, 10 swifts, 10 swallows and approximately 100 sand martins, as well as a willow warbler, 2 cuckoos and a female black cap.
At the feeders today we have been visited by a red squirrel, a tree creeper, the usual abundance of chaffinches, great tits, blue tits, coal tits, siskins and great spotted woodpeckers.
SITA Species Protection Officer