David Tipling (rspb-images.com)
A large flock of pink-footed geese (above) made a welcome return to the reserve today. Set in beautiful sunshine on a mirror-calm loch, are goldeneye, tufted and teal while curlew are foraging in the scrapes. A white-tailed eagle was spotted over the weekend.
In response to all the enquiries we've had over the last few weeks- yess!- we'll shortly be putting up details of all our events for adults and children happening over the next few months. We'll be starting to take bookings in a couple of weeks time (as soon as details are on the Vane Farm homepage) so nae complaints if you leave it to late and we're fully booked out! You have been warned!
The rain and snowmelt of the last couple of weeks have left the Loch level higher than usual....some of the paths to the hides are flooded, though you can detour through the Bumblebee meadow.
Steve Knell (rspb-images.com)
One of Loch Leven's more unusual visitors - a black-throated diver (above) - has been seen swimming off St Serf's island. There are four pairs of gadwall on the flood and redpoll continue to be seen on the centre feeders.