The power went off at Loch of the Lowes last night leading to the webcam going offline. We are relieved to say the electricians have attended and it has been sorted out (fingers firmly crossed). For all those who called the centre, we apologise for not answering. We were dealing with the problem and trying to open before bus parties arrived but in the event it was nearly 11am before the doors opened. As well as causing a break in the webcam viewing, a power outage means we have no water in the visitor centre for toilets – an essential, I am sure you would agree! This is because our water is from a well and requires an electric pump.
It is a very blustery day but good views are being had of the 4 flying ospreys and FR4, still in the nest. The fact that FR4 has not yet fledged is of no concern, especially given the unusual weather conditions over the last couple of days: torrential rain and high, gusting winds.
The great crested grebes’ nest has suffered from the raise in water level and choppy waves on the loch. Fortunately, although they appear to have abandoned their almost submerged nest, one chick has been spotted, safe and well.
Here’s hoping the stormy weather will pass us by, sooner rather than later!
Visitor Centre Assistant