The Scottish Wildlife Trust is celebrating reaching 40,000 members!
A huge thank you to all our members because without this foundation of support we could not carry out the vital work required to protect Scotland’s wildlife for the future.
Today is the 1st of May, International Dawn Chorus Day. At 5.30am, despite a cloudy, unseasonally cool morning, Jonathan led a dozen enthusiastic folk on a Dawn Chorus Walk from Lowes. They had a lovely time by all accounts, seeing and hearing many different species of bird amid the melodious chorus echoing throughout the Loch of the Lowes valley.
The ospreys continue to incubate their three eggs but around midday today the male (LM12) brought a fish to the nest. Unusually, she did not seize the fish, instead, she flew off, leaving the male to eat his catch while standing on the side of the nest. The three eggs were exposed for approx 11 minutes! Seeing the eggs so vulnerable is always an anxious time for everyone viewing and the visitor centre and hides were buzzing with concern until the female returned to her incubation duties: the male still tucking into his fish.
I will try and sort out some photos and post them – but don’t hold your breath because I am the resident Lowes technophobe!
Visitor Centre Assistant