Wildlife Blog 20th July 2011

Good afternoon all,

Events from the nest today:

  • 09:00 – Female on nest.
  • 10:55 – Female leaves nest.
  • 10:56 – Female returns to nest, calling.
  • 11:50 – Female leaves nest.
  • 12:00 – Female returns to nest, calling.
  • 12:43 – Male returns to nest briefly, female still on nest.
  • 14:29 – Female leaves nest.

For any more questions regarding our ospreys that you may have, please check our dedicated FAQ page and see if you can find the answer you are looking for:

http://www.swt.org.uk/wildlife/ospreys-at-lowes/frequently-asked-questions/

Other Wildlife at Loch of the Lowes:

A total of six goosander were seen near the south-western edge of the loch. This group consisted of an adult female and five immature birds. We believe this to be the same family that has been mentioned in previous posts, although the chicks have grown considerably since then.

Other birds seen on the water today were five great crested grebes, two Canada geese, five mute swans and approx. sixty mallard. Above the water; five house martins, three swallows and two black-headed gulls were sighted.

Conservation work and sightings on other Perthshire reserves:

Today the conservation team continued management of the bracken at the Balnaguard Glen reserve. Whilst there, two ravens were spotted flying over the reserve.

On other reserves we have seen feeding flocks of finches and various species of tit that move through mixed woodland searching for insects and larvae. One species in particular is the long-tailed tit, which is most often seen in groups of around twenty birds. Excitable and vocal, they bounce from tree to tree hunting for food. Its tail is longer than its body, giving it the impression of a ball on a stick.

Perthshire Reserves Conservation Team

 

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Preface

Good afternoon all, Events from the nest today: 09:00 – Female on nest. 10:55 – Female leaves nest. 10:56 – Female returns to nest, calling. 11:50 – Female leaves nest. …

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