Wildlife Blog 1st July 2011

Events from the nest

Our female was on the nest this morning incubating the eggs until 10.06 when she got up to rearrange the eggs. At 10.15 our female stood up at the side of the nest calling repeatedly until 10.35 when our male brought in a fairly large fish which the female took and left the nest to eat, our male took over incubation duties. At 11.55 the male rearranged the eggs and settled again, he stayed on the eggs for an hour until 12.52 at which point he left, leaving the eggs unattended until 13.00 when he returned. The male left the eggs unattended again for only 2 minutes from 15.26 until 15.38. Today the male has done the majority of incubation with the female spending a much greater time away from the nest area.

Other wildlife at Loch of the Lowes

Today at the viewing windows there were pheasants, blue tits, coal tits, great tits, chaffinches, greenfinches, siskins, yellowhammers, and a bank vole which was seen moving around in the grass under the feeders. A sparrowhawk was seen in the woods near the feeding station.

On the loch there were mute swans, Canada geese along with the 3 greylag geese which can often be seen swimming alongside them, mallard ducks, great crested grebes and a glimpse of a pied wagtail as it flew over the top of the crannog hide.

Matthew

Conservation volunteer

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Events from the nest Our female was on the nest this morning incubating the eggs until 10.06 when she got up to rearrange the eggs. At 10.15 our female stood …

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