Weekly update 15/06/2019

Building mini beaver dams

 

This week has been a busy one for the Loch of Lowes team. In the build up to our wild weekend we’ve been out guddling about in the shallows looking for any beasties we could find to showcase in our ‘what lies beneath the loch.’ We also have our own build a mini beaver dam where you can test your construction skills.

Life beneath the loch

 

The osprey chicks have been coming on leaps and bounds. They are now being left alone on the nest for longer periods of time but LF15 isn’t going too far away. With lots of wing stretches and attempts to stand up, the nest is becoming smaller everyday.

 

There has been lots of activity; from intruding osprey to LM12 just sitting, resting on the nest. Perfect for another family pic!

Family photo 15/06/2019

A large fish was brought in at 3.30pm, most likely a brown trout. Everyone in the centre was transfixed with the feeding. 

Greylag geese

 

Wednesday we had 200 canada geese and 60 greylags on the loch. Our Spring Bird Song walk on a cold damp Friday morning with the ranger found a variety of species including different types of calls. A tawny owlet and juvenile wrens have also been spotted on our woodland path this week.

Our wild weekend is on tomorrow too. So come along and test your engineering or pond dipping skills!

 

Emma Castle-Smith

Visitor Centre Assistant Manager

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