This year we're celebrating advent at our nature reserve, based one mile from Kirriemuir.
Each day, from December 1st to 24th, the first visitor of the day will reveal the next image in our special wildlife-themed advent calendar, designed exclusively for this site by RSPB staff and volunteers. Children are invited to take part in a Christmas card-making competition based around the theme of the advent calendar, with entries submitted into our Gullery Hide box no later than December 25th 2011. Prizes for first, second and third place are on offer with RSPB singing robin toys, arts and craft, plus sweets as some of the goodies to be won. Adults can have their own fun by entering our photography and art competition by basing their entry upon the RSPB Loch of Kinnordy site. A wonderful winter hamper to brighten the cold days is on offer for the winner of the adult competition.
Entries by December 25th 2011 also submitted at the Gullery Hide at Loch of Kinnordy, which is open from dusk to dawn every day. All winners announced by Tuesday, January 10th 2012.
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Thought I'd put up a picture of the Whoopers today since they've been around all weekend and today we had a grand total of 22, including 2 cygnets which were beautiful. In an ideal world though I would have a picture of the Smew sighted over the last few days - the male was seen on Friday and Saturday on Heron Lochan and today we saw a red-headed Smew (either the female or a juvenile) in the same spot, quite a rarity. 2 Pink footed geese turned up with the Greylags at the weekend also, although their pink feet were somewhat hidden in all the mud!
Pretty poor weather today made bird watching a little challenging so after a few hours in the hides we opted for some hard graft in the car park instead, hopefully you should now notice a lovely even and level parking surface at Kinnordy.
Sophie & Myriam