Tufty the Tufted Duck update

You may remember last year a blog post informing you that Tufty would be receiving a ‘make-over’?  Our volunteer artist Amanda has been in touch with her latest developments toward the completion of a kids’ story depicting a year in the life of breeding tufted ducks at Loch Leven NNR.

Page 2 - showing the array of bird life on the loch as Tufty and friends feed on fish, vegetation and aquatic invertebrates

Page 2 – showing the array of bird life on the loch as Tufty and friends feed on fish, vegetation and aquatic invertebrates

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Page 3 – shows male and female tufted ducks pairing off, and females making their way to St Serf’s Island to nest amongst the exposed gull nests

The story is planned to be 11 pages long, and the text will be derived from the current Tufty the Tufted Duck educational resource provided to local primary schools.  The artwork so far will feature at this year’s Discovery Day on Sunday 8th June, and has so far provided us with inspiration for some exclusive hoodies, currently worn by my niece and nephew, and soon to be modeled by reserve manager Neil’s new born son!

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The exclusive Loch Leven NNR hoodie!

The exclusive Loch Leven NNR hoodie!

We hope that Amanda will have the project completed later this year, so that we can provide online access to what is sure to be a fantastic and engaging kids’ story.

 

About Craig.Nisbet

Reserve Officer Loch Leven National Nature Reserve Scottish Natural Heritage
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