Just seen on news,not sure if already noted.
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Such sad news. It’s not a hide I used much.
I think I’d only been in it twice due to it being at the opposite end of the Loch to where we normally visit. The Mill Hide was directly on the path that surrounds the Loch, so had easy access from the much busier Kinross side of the Loch.
If I remember correctly (I think), by design, there wasn’t a door on the hide, it was just open access to get in. It overlooked a large bay area which was good for the many water birds on the Loch.
We didn’t visit much due to me enjoying photography, and the light was always in your eyes until much later in the day when we would normally be thinking of heading off home.
The hides on the RSPB reserve side have much better light throughout the day, (unless it’s midwinter when the light doesn’t get over the hill).
Also to walk to the Mill Hide from the RSPB side would be a round trip of around seven miles (it’s a thirteen mile walk around the Loch).
There are another few public hides around the Loch but they take a bit more walking to, which likely would deter the types of people who would cause deliberate damage for their own satisfaction.
Mill Hide (not my photo).
My bird photos HERE
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
In reply to HAZY:
HAZY said: I am really missing visiting the various nature reserves at the moment
I think the last time I was on a reserve was back in October. I’ve been getting out locally when the weather permits, but at this time of year things can be very quiet.
In reply to Paul A:
Paul A said:I think the last time I was on a reserve was back in October. I’ve been getting out locally when the weather permits, but at this time of year things can be very quiet.
Fingers crossed we get to see some spring/summer warblers before they leave in the autumn !!
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