A few pictures from last week

There’s been a lot going on around here. Here are a few shots from around the reserve.

P1130519This Robin is singing again this season, getting ready for a second brood. Other birds are singing again too. Must have been over a month since I heard a song thrush.

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.

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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.

P1130543 P1130525I’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.

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No need to explain what is going on here – https://lochlevennnr.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/sheep-the-nature-reserve-quiet-workers/

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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.

About @jeremysquire

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