Good evening all,
Events at the nest today:
Despite being harassed by the occasional interloper osprey and buzzard, our pair has continued to incubate the eggs as normal and the male has brought in several pieces of bark and clumps of dried grass to line the nest with.
Though he brought in a fish late yesterday evening at 8:49pm, as yet he has not brought in another, choosing instead to focus on gathering more nest material.
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Other Wildlife at Loch of the Lowes:
Out on the loch today, over twenty mallard were seen, along with eighteen Canada geese, three mute swans, over thirty swifts, thirteen black-headed gulls and a pair of great crested grebes. A buzzard and a heron were also spotted flying over the loch.
A heart-warming sight this morning was a female goosander, complete with seven young, desperately clinging to her back while she crossed the open water of the loch. Once they reached the safety of the opposite shore however, they dispersed and formed a crèche.
At the feeding station, Blue tits, coal tits, chaffinches, great tits, greenfinches, siskins, yellowhammers, a jay, a blackbird, a robin, a bank vole and a red squirrel were recorded. The calls of tawny owl and woodcock were heard in the woods surrounding the loch in the early hours of the morning, and the calls of willow warbler and cuckoo could be heard throughout the day.
SITA Species Protection Officer