Fledging time is upon us!

This time of year is undoubtedly the most exciting time for the team at Loch of the Lowes. We get to watch with baited breath for the first chick to launch itself from the nest.

There have been a few moments today when I thought one must have gone as the chicks have been sitting so close to each other it appears as though one’s missing.

So while we’ve been glues to our screens to witness the first fledging, I saw a wonderful moment where PT5 shared a piece of fish with PT4.

PT5 shares a piece of fish with PT4

So I thought I’d share a couple of photos to show their close friendship.

2 and 3 days old PT4 & PT5
Resting together 30.06.19

Hopefully we will see them sitting together on the birch trees in the not too distant future.

Emma Castle-Smith
Visitor Centre Assistant Manager

Check out our events this month including; A visit from Perth and Kinross Bee keepers Association Tuesday 9th, Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrel Talk Thursday 18th and Summer Tracks and signs walk delivered by Woodland Ways Tuesday 23rd July.
For more information check out the webpage https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/events/

 

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