A Day Out – Corrie Fee NNR

It’s that time of year when we get our quarterly trip to Corrie Fee for the visitor facilities check. Myself and volunteers Alan and David set out early in the morning for the Angus Glens. Our job is simple: we have to check the site is safe for visitors. We also have to check the fence that keeps deer out of the area where the special plants are.

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Standing at the bottom of the Corrie is a spectacular view. There has been a lot of rain in the area and the burn was at capacity!

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Flying around in the amphitheatre the resident Kestrels put on an amazing aerial display as they chased away a Buzzard.

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The waterfall was quite spectacular

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Great view from the top

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The stile was getting a good testing from David

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Foggy looking back towards the rangers base

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The deer fence disappears into the fog

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It’s particularly foggy at the top of the ridge

We were up and down in a couple of hours. It was a nice day and we treated ourselves to a stop at RSPB Loch of Kinnordy for our lunch.

There’s lots of wildlife to see in the area. We saw a Peregrine Falcon near to the waterfall and plenty of Ravens. Perhaps the biggest surprise was a woodcock sheltering behind the deer fence at 2865ft. In the woodland at the bottom we heard and later saw a flock of 16 Crossbills, but unfortunately no Red Squirrels today.

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Naturalist living in Kinross-shire originally from Gloucestershire. Twitter @Jeremysquire
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