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More geese arrive

I’ve been out enjoying the geese over the weekend. There were over 6000 around. Hopefully the numbers will be even higher by the time we come around to count them the week after next. The birds are roosting behind St … Continue reading

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Harvest time

  We’ve had an exceptionally busy week at Loch Leven. So much for the blog but I’ve not been able to upload it as I’ve been away from my desk. At the end of last week there was still a … Continue reading

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The missing blog

Unfortunately last weeks blog did not publish so I’ve had to rewrite. Here it is! The Pink-footed Geese returned on the 13th September. This is a fairly average date. I spotted this picture on the internet from WWT researcher Kane … Continue reading

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Home and Away

Since the last time I blogged I’ve been down to Gloucestershire and up to Shetland. Like Bob Dylan or Bruce Springsteen I’m continually on tour. I’ve even managed to fit in some work in between trips away. The volunteers have … Continue reading

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Skies, Scenery and Birds

Loch Leven is always picturesque but this is somewhat enhanced by the purple on the surrounding hills. There are plenty of birds right now. A close up of the Scart shows there are many hundreds of roosting Lapwing out there. … Continue reading

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A few shots from the last couple of weeks

We had a great day at the Kinross Show last weekend. We saw lots of familiar faces. We put a lot of effort in with our stand. We decked it out like a woodland scene with a water feature. PC … Continue reading

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Busy week on and off the loch

We’ve been busy the last couple of weeks at Loch Leven and other reserves. Last week we were operating our old friend ‘The Softrack’ at Tentsmuir. The plan is to remove willowherb from the sand dunes to help improve plant … Continue reading

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Osprey Walk Burleigh Sands 17th August 6-8pm

It’s Osprey time of year again folks. Loch Leven has plenty of these magnificent birds visiting at this time of year. Many of these splendid fishing raptors are currently around the Loch. Youngsters have left the nest which bolsters numbers … Continue reading

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Home alone

Over the last couple of weeks with Jeremy being away on leave and Gus having finished his time as a placement with us I’ve had plenty of reasons to escape the desk and to get out onto the reserve. The weather hasn’t been … Continue reading

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The Trees of Loch Leven

Hello! I meant to type up this blog post a while ago but never got round to it so I’ve finished it today and am posting it now… the Trees of Loch Leven, definitely a group of plants that can often be … Continue reading

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