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About Craig.Nisbet

Reserve Officer Loch Leven National Nature Reserve Scottish Natural Heritage

My last week at Loch Leven NNR

After nearly 9 years it’s time for me to move on from Loch Leven, and I leave with many happy memories, both of the site and of the people I’ve been lucky enough to work with.  We’ve got a great … Continue reading

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Loch Leven Walkathon and the launch of the consultation

The Loch Leven Walkathon took place on Sunday and was a real success, with over £7000 raised by Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland so far, and over 200 people walking one of the 3 routes on offer during the day.  … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Spring?

Tom and I took the opportunity yesterday to get out on the bikes to check on the path, and to conduct an interim wetland bird survey.  It was a crisp and clear day, with a hint of spring in the … Continue reading

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Public Consultation on Future Management of Loch Leven NNR

With our forthcoming reserve management plan in draft, we’re offering stake-holders, local businesses and members of the public the opportunity to share their thoughts on the future of Loch Leven National Nature Reserve. We’re running a period of consultation between … Continue reading

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Short-eared Owls a-plenty!

A brief glimpse of proper winter weather has been a welcome relief from the relentless rain of the last couple of months. Hopefully the cold will set in and bring some more of the white stuff our way soon. The … Continue reading

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Amphibious cycling!

The water level has shown no sign of receding as yet. The spill way is in action at the Sluices, and the River Leven looks as high as I have ever seen it. Getting around the Heritage Trail is a … Continue reading

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‘The Drowned World’ – high water at Loch Leven NNR

Hi, I’m Tom, the new assistant reserve officer at Loch Leven NNR. You may have seen me out and about on the reserve already. I’m on a student placement for a year as a conservation student with Scotland’s Rural College … Continue reading

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A fleeting visit to the Jewel of the Forth

My Dutch friends from Shetland, Melvin and Fiona stopped in at Loch Leven this weekend on their way home after 2 months of filming and photography up north.  With the forecast looking favourable, and one more day of their stay … Continue reading

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A fine day to be out and about >

More of that October sunshine led to a fantastic day on the reserve on Saturday.  Not only did I get my first view of a Hen Harrier at Loch Leven, but there were also good numbers of winter thrushes about, … Continue reading

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A bat, a squirrel and a Hen Harrier

I’ve had a busy couple of weeks catching up with some local access guidance monitoring during the ‘tattie’ holidays, and the weather has been very kind to all those families with kids off school for the fortnight.  It’s also meant … Continue reading

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