Tag Archives: Red Squirrels

January Sightings

The mild weather continued to persist into mid-January and then temperatures dropped. This has brought in a big number of chaffinches to the feeding station, with a peak count of 50+. ¬†Yellowhammers are still making a presence, with the highest … Continue reading

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November sightings

November has been mild but still cold, with temperatures sometimes dropping below zero. The cold conditions have increased the number of chaffinches and coal tits visiting the feeding station, due to lack of naturally available food in the countryside. The … Continue reading

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Good weather for ducks (and fallow deer apparently!)

After a few days of something more akin to¬†summer weather normal service has been resumed here at Loch of the Lowes. The signs weren’t good from the word go today, with grey clouds gathering over the loch from early morning. … Continue reading

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Nuts About Squirrels!

Having seen fewer red squirrels around our feeding station over the winter, it is lovely to see them back again! This Sunday, 12th April, we are delighted to have Ken Neil from Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels with us at Loch … Continue reading

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New Year post

And so another year has begun… one which promises to be a particularly exciting year for those of us lucky enough to live in Scotland. With the arrival of 2014 comes the 2nd Year of Homecoming, the Commonwealth Games in … Continue reading

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Guest blog: the life of a squirrel observer

Hello, my name is Laura and I am one of the Masters students carrying out their research project at Loch of the Lowes. I am trying to determine whether supplementary feeding affects the density and behaviour of red squirrels by … Continue reading

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