One of the recently released white-tailed eagles has been in view for most of the day on the eastern edge of Loch Leven. Closer to the centre, there have been sightings of greenshank, black-tailed godwit and a late departing swift.
Whinchat, Mike Lane (rspb-images.com)
Numbers of shoveler in moult are growing on the loch edge. There was significant interest earlier in the week with a brief but confirmed sighting of a white-winged tern. A juvenile marsh harrier and whinchat have also been identified.
A plethora of wading birds can be seen, particularly from the Carden Hide. The pectoral sandpiper, seen only fleetingly earlier in the week, has been in plain view most of the day, along with greenshank (photographed), snipe and dunlin. An osprey flew low over the centre this morning.
Rare sightings of a pectoral sandpiper have been recorded over the past few days. While not seen regularly, this migrant wader has been confirmed foraging in various parts of the reserve.
Design a miniature garden and show us what makes a good home for wildlife.
A vegetable patch, a minibeast mansion even a pond with fish; you can have whatever you want in your model garden.
Our competition is open to everyone and entries will be divided into 3 age groups: under 6 years old, 6-16 years old, 17 years plus.
Costs £1 to enter (one entry per person).
Entries should be handed into the reserve by 1pm on Sunday 19th September to be judged at our prize giving ceremony later that day. For more info ask a member of staff.