Sub Saharan migrant birds

Spring has really gathered momentum here around Loch Leven NNR. We are now seeing plenty of migrants birds returning to their nesting sites around the local area.

The woodlands are now alive with the songs of Willow Warblers and Chiffchaff and the scrubby areas with Sedge Warblers and the melodic song of the Blackcap.

ImageIf you hear a scratchy song from the willow scrub it’s probably a Sedge Warbler. See the broad eyestripe.


These swallows are taking a rest during a storm. Can you spot the single Sand Martin with them?


A spring highlight for many. Do any Swifts nest near you? Listen for the screaming sound they make.

We spotted our first Cuckoo of the season on the 21st April. Keep an ear out for their call. You are more likely to hear them in the Lomond hills.

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