There’s been some wonderful wildlife sightings here at the Loch over the last couple of days. This morning a Slavonian Grebe (also known as a Horned Grebe) was spotted playing around in the lilypads and has subsequently chummed up with a couple of Tufted Ducks. This is very exciting as it’s been a number of years since one has been seen here. It’s probably only passing through, and is unlikely to stay, as it heads towards Continental Europe.
Yesterday I was lucky enough to see one of our Fallow Deer stags coming down to drink, they’ve not started roaring for the rut yet but it can’t be long now. We also had a visit from a female Wigeon. The Beavers have been in having a chew on the trees between the hides and you can clearly see the gnaw marks from the walkway.
If you’ve ever wondered what its like to paint wildlife, why not coming along to the talk by BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Derek Robertson this Saturday at 2pm.