Category Archives: Diary 2009

High drama on the osprey nest

High drama on the osprey nest over the last 48hrs here at Loch of the Lowes. No, its not the arrival of ‘our’ male unfortunately, but yet another intruder osprey ! A second female has been landing on the nest, and looking rather too comfortable on it. She is easy to recognise as she is very large ( at least the same size as our female) and very very dark in plumage, with a distictive black ‘cap’. Continue reading

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Last update before Christmas

This will probably be the last update before Christmas to fill you in on what’s been happening. First off, the loch is frozen – you can check it out on our webcam – it looks amazing because snow has now fallen on the ice so its quite magical out there although very few birds this end of the loch due to the big freeze. Continue reading

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Beautiful frosty, Christmassy weather up here

We have had some beautiful frosty, Christmassy weather up here – putting us all in the mood. Continue reading

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Really good sightings

Just a wee update to let you know that we have had really good sightings of mixed flocks of fieldfare and redwing on the rowan trees at the front of the centre for a few days. Such a good view in fact that we didn’t even have to leave the centre which was lucky cause the weather was awful. On the same rowan we have also been seeing bullfinch which is very unusual for the lowes and there have also been a wee flock of long tailed tits in the trees behind the centre. Continue reading

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The Wildlife Diary is back

The Wildlife Diary is back because even though the ospreys are away to West Africa for the winter there is still a fair bit going on at the feeders and on the loch. Continue reading

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Winter is coming

It is getting a lot colder here and you can really feel winter coming. We have discovered yet another feral cat hanging around the bird feeders which will be why our pine martens have not yet returned. We have once again placed traps out in an effort to catch it and have baited them with fish cat food but having watched the cameras we are now aware that this in unlikely to catch the cat in question. Continue reading

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