Spring is in the Air

With the exciting return of the Ospreys at Loch of the Lowes, we too have some of our own spring migrants returning to the Basin.  The first of the sand martins have returned and are getting the pick of the nesting holes in our sand bank.  Why not pop into the visitor centre to see our colony grow and watch them darting over the water while they feed!

 

A sand martin inspects the wall at Montrose Basin

 

One of the sounds of spring is the call of the Chiffchaff.  The small warbler is one of our first spring visitors; it migrates from the Mediterranean and West Africa.  Last year it was first sighted at the Basin on the 27th April but this year there are already records of it being heard around Tayside and Angus.  Have a look in trees and shrubs for it and listen out for its ‘chiff chaff chiff chaff’ call.

Louise Clark – Visitor Centre Assistant

Would you like to learn more about bird song in spring? We still have spaces on our event!

 

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With the exciting return of the Ospreys at Loch of the Lowes, we too have some of our own spring migrants returning to the Basin.  The first of the sand …

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