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  • Blog Post: Volunteer Diary Pt 1

    The sun came out at Kinnordy this morning which was a welcome sight! We met Ed & bruce (local volunteers) who said they had seen a Bittern hiding in the reeds from Gullery hide - an exciting start. Two flocks of Lapwings circled above the Loch for a long time, we managed to count around 50 in total...
  • Blog Post: March Update

    It's been an exciting couple of weeks here at Kinnordy. In recent weeks there has been more regular sightings of a few of the more uncommon visitors to Kinnordy; including a male smew , white-fronted geese, green-winged teal and the elusive bittern ! The male smew over-wintered at Kinnordy. He...
  • Blog Post: Bittern?

    The loch quickly froze over again after my last blog entry, and some of the wildfowl moved off to other sites. Much of what remains at Kinnordy is towards the west end where there is plenty of food available. There is a group of teal in the channel between main loch and swamp lochans though. There...
  • Blog Post: Spring just round the corner?

    With fresh snow lying on the hills not so far from the reserve, it is a relief to us that the loch is thawing a little more each day. It seems to be a relief to the birds as well, with the site looking busy again now. Spring is definitely on its way, with signs including the return of gadwall, shoveler...
  • Blog Post: Two exceptional visits in one week...

    Isn't that just typical?! I've come back to work, after a week off, only to be in-undated with two quite spectacular sightings at Kinnordy last week! I swear these birds know when I've booked time off and delibrately make an appearnce because I'm not there! So first of all, not 1,...
  • Blog Post: Loch of Kinnordy November 2013

    Hello All My name is Thomas Pringle, I have recently joined the RSPB in my new capacity of Tayside reserves assistant warden. My time is split between Loch Leven and Kinnordy reserves but I also occasionally assist at the Tay reedbeds. I started on the 30th of September and there has been a lot to...
  • Blog Post: Loch of Kinnordy December 2013

    Happy New Year from Loch of Kinnordy. I hope everyone enjoyed their festive period and were not too badly affected by the recent storms. The month of December was a relatively short month work wise and most of my time was spent repairing wind damage throughout the site. I did however get some good...
  • Blog Post: March welcomes the arrival of some special guests

    The breeding season is now fast approaching with lapwing displaying and the black-headed gulls building in number, providing the reserve with that spring time feeling. Our bittern is still showing itself to lucky visitors and the Smew is still making regular appearances. Added to this the reserve has...