Wildlife Blog 27th July 2011

Good afternoon all,

Events from the nest today:

  • 9.00am – Nest empty.
  • 9.21am – Male returns to nest with stick then flies off.
  • 9.35am – Female calling on nest.
  • 10.19am – Male returns with fish, female takes it. Male then leaves.
  • 10.20am – Female leaves with fish.
  • 10.40am – Female on nest calling.
  • 11.15am – Female leaves nest.
  • 11.36am – Pair return to nest, female calling.
  • 11.45am – Male leaves nest.
  • 12:04pm – Female returns to nest.
  • 12:45pm – Male returns to nest.
  • 12:49pm – Both birds on nest, female calling.
  • 13:01pm – Mating, then male leaves nest.
  • 13:35pm – Female briefly leaves nest. Male returns soon after
  • 13:36pm – Male leaves nest.
  • 13:49pm – Male returns to nest with small pike.
  • 15:43pm – Female returns to nest.
  • 15:54pm – Female alarm calling.

It has been interesting to observe that our ospreys have been attempting to mate frequently over the past few days. This testament to their continued determination to reproduce and gives much hope for the future.

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:

Sighted out on the loch today were; four great crested grebes, five mute swans, twelve Canada geese, twenty mallard, eight tufted duck and five immature goosander. Four swifts and four black-headed gulls could be seen above the loch.

At the viewing window; blue tits, great tits, coal tits, chaffinches and pheasants could be seen, along with the calls of wood pigeons.

Conservation work and sightings on other Perthshire reserves:

Today the conservation team were doing a species survey on one of the Perthshire reserves, this survey was on flowering plants and butterflies. There were 49 species of plant recorded with meadow sweet coming into full bloom covering most of the reserve with there feathery white flowers. The butterflies found today were ringlets, small tortoiseshell, green veined white, meadow brown, common blue and small heath. This is an increase to our previous butterfly surveys which could be due our recent sunny weather.

Perthshire Reserves Conservation Team

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Preface

Good afternoon all, Events from the nest today: 9.00am – Nest empty. 9.21am – Male returns to nest with stick then flies off. 9.35am – Female calling on nest. 10.19am …

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