Having said a sad goodbye to Tommy as he heads off for a new role in the Cambridgeshire Fens, we are delighted to welcome a new assistant warden to the Tayside team...


My name is Anna and I am the new Assistant Warden for the Tayside reserves. I am from the Highlands and for the past two seasons I have been working as Information Assistant up at RSPB Forsinard Flows. Although I loved my time up in the Flows I am very excited to be working here in Tayside. I have already had an exciting first three weeks here – the reserves are beautiful, staff and visitors have been very welcoming and the wildlife is wonderful!

I have already had some wonderful sightings. At Loch Leven the little egret and ruff and at Loch of Kinnordy a marsh harrier and emerald damselfly were all firsts for me. I have also had lovely views of a hunting peregrine and osprey at Loch Leven and a lovely wee family group of long-tailed tits at Kinnordy. I am feeling very inspired for what’s to come.

I hope some of you will see me around Loch of Kinnordy or Loch Leven. It would be lovely to meet you, so please stop me and introduce yourselves.

There are so many things I am looking forward to seeing and doing at the reserves and I am hoping to blog as often as possible, so watch this space!