Good evening all,
Events at the nest today:
Today our osprey pair has had to contend with another interloper in the vicinity of the nest at 10:50am. But this bird was successfully seen off by our male. The remainder of the day passed uneventfully with the male bringing in the occasional stick to continue lining the nest with. Hopefully he will make a successful fishing attempt this evening and bring in a fish with which to feed his mate.
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Other Wildlife at Loch of the Lowes:
The loch has been positively bursting with birdlife today, with record numbers of Canada and greylag geese and a great many mallard. Six tufted duck were spotted, along with seven great crested grebes, seven mute swans, five oystercatchers, nine sand martins, four swallows, over fifty swifts, and over seventy black-headed gulls. A pair of goosander was also seen.
At the viewing window, the ever-present cluster of mallard and pheasants were feeding on the seed left by the smaller birds above. On the peanut feeders, the great spotted woodpeckers were in attendance, along with two red squirrels. Blue tits, great tits, coal tits, chaffinches, greenfinches, siskins, yellowhammers and two bank voles were seen at the seed feeders. Species of note today included a treecreeper and a reed bunting. The call of jays and willow warblers were also heard in the woods surrounding the loch.
SITA Species Protection Officer