Back to the bird sightings; the Smew is still on site and I had fun watching it try to join in with the displaying male Goldeneyes. There have been regular sightings of a Scuap and thanks to Gus Guthrie for the photograph below of a bearded tit perched in Kinnordy’s reedbeds.
There are still good numbers of Whooper swans, Teal, Wigeon and Greylag and sightings of the visiting Bittern were still being recorded during January. I have also seen redwing and Brambling while passing the feeding station.
Thank You for your update. Whilst staying in Forfar last year to visit SWT Balgavies I was told to visit Loch of Kinnordy in the hope that I might see Ospreys there, and sure enough after a few visits I got to see an Osprey fish for the first time after 3 years of visiting many Osprey Centres in Scotland and England.
This is a wonderful reserve, there was so much to observe from it, we watched Marsh Harrier's on each visit there. So in April we shall be in Forfar again, and cannot wait to visit. It is a gem of a place!
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