There’s been a lot going on around here. Here are a few shots from around the reserve.
Here is one of three Shovelor broods that have been noted form around the reserve. This brood started off at 9 and is down to 6.
I’ve been having some close encounters with the reserves mammals. I managed to squeak this young fox out of the vegetation and this Roe Deer charged passed me barking, unaware of my presence while I was setting up the remote cameras.
I’ve been managing to do a bit of moth trapping now the temperature has got into double figures. I’m catching a few Ermine Moths. More moths to come later this week. There are still a few Orange-tip Butterflies lingering. Their flight season is nearing the end.
No need to explain what is going on here – https://lochlevennnr.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/sheep-the-nature-reserve-quiet-workers/
I was trying to photograph a Mallard Brood in the reeds but could only focus on the vegetation in the foreground. Not a great wildlife shot but a work of art worthy of inclusion.