One day the weather is fantastic and next it is dismal. This is what it’s been like the last week at Loch Leven National Nature Reserve.
The local Greylag Geese are feeding on potatoes along the trail at Orwell. When closely scrutinizing birds for leg and neck rings I spotted this bird with bright orange legs. Greylags normally have pink legs. The leg colour does vary a little and I’ve only noticed birds with such pronounced orange legs infrequently. I’ve not got a straight answer from anyone why leg colour varies so much but you occasionally see Whooper Swans with yellow feet too.
On Monday there were a couple of Little Egrets dropped into Carsehall feeding in the ditches.
Nice to see the gang of Goosander in the harbor catching fry and invertebrates in there.
There are plenty of farmland birds along the trail at the moment. Linnets (top) and Reed Bunting (bottom) are in good numbers in the game crop along the south shore.
There are still plenty sightings of Wawings from the Kinross and Milnathort area. They can sometimes be difficult to find but usually can be seen with a bit of patients they can be spotted. Here is a chart of some of the resent sightings. Many thanks to Connor Mckinnie for the photograph and getting in touch with sightings. Numbers hit three figures this week.
|01-Dec||Ault Mart Rd, Milnathort||35|
|04-Dec||Montgomery St, Kinross||50|
|05-Dec||Stirling Rd, Milnathort||20|
And finally we had our annual Christmas meal round at The Well in Scotlandwell. They did us proud and a good time was had by all.