Hello folks, my sincere apologies for the lack of a blog yesterday- I wasn’t able to make it in to work due to an emergency at home. But of course, nature trundles on without us and all is well here at the reserve. Today is warm and muggy here and there have been some great sightings of wildlife:
Spotted flycatchers with fledglings in tow were seen near the visitor center, two lovely Roe deer eating by the shores of the loch, one knee deep in the water to reach the tastiest leaves; a family of three great tits and a chaffinch investigating the osprey nest on camera- looking comically outsized.
Your ranger team has been working at Tummel Shingle Islands reserves today and were lucky enough to see two ospreys in action over the river. One spectacularly caught a fish right in front of us , and the other had a good old shout at us as it flew overhead.
There are a lot of young ospreys starting to move around now- one of the Loch Garten Chicks has already crossed Perthshire on its first journey south. Don’t worry, our Blue YZ is still here- reported a short while ago sitting on the Point tree perch looking very well fed indeed.