Good afternoon all,
Events at the nest today:
Today has been a fairly uneventful one for our osprey pair. At several point during the day our pair have switched places, sometimes leaving the eggs unattended for short periods before resuming incubation.
There has been no sign of a fish this afternoon, but hopefully our male will make a successful catch during late afternoon to early evening with which to feed his mate.
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Other Wildlife at Loch of the Lowes:
Out on the loch, three mute swans, seven Canada geese, four greylag geese, eighteen mallard, twelve sand martins, nine swallows, six house martins and a female goosander with six young were seen. In a bit of drama, a male great crested grebe was seen harassing another pair. A common tern was also sighted flying northwards over the loch.
At the feeding station, three blue tits, three great tits, four coal tits, five siskins, eighteen chaffinches, three yellowhammers, six greenfinches, four pheasant, a jay, a carrion crow and a wood mouse were seen. Near the entrance to the Visitor Centre, a pair of bullfinches was recorded. Three red squirrels were also spotted in and around the peanut feeders and elsewhere on the reserve, a stoat was seen.
SITA Species Protection Officer