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Afternoons are slowly stretching out and love is in air with wigeon and mallard busy with courtship displays. The nest boxes have been emptied of last years nests ready to welcome new occupants shortly – but it is still very much winter. The reserve is blanketed in snow and the numerous water bodies...
16 Jan 2013
A cold start to November
Although it's rainy and miserable today, yesterday (1st Nov) gave me a real sense of the start of winter. The sun was out and the landscape around the reserve was sprinkled with a light dusting of frost. The car was completely frosted over and took a good 15 minutes to deforst before we could start...
2 Nov 2012
Autumn is Here
Although summer never came to anything this year, autumn has definitely made it's presence felt. I spent this morning clearing up about two weeks worth of leaf litter from the paths between the hides, with the help of Bruce - one of the local volunteers. The storms and winds we've been having...
27 Sep 2012
September starts with some Sun (finally!)
The last few days have felt more like summer than the whole of July and August put together! The sun has been shinning over Kinnordy and the wildlife has responded in appreciation of the much missed summer. As a blog hasn't been written for a over a month, there is quite alot to catch up on. So...
6 Sep 2012
Its now the middle of the month and the signs of summer continue to encroach despite the freezing air and the odd snow shower. I'm sure many of the regular visitors to the reserve are now aware of the new Konik ponies that arrived last week. They can be located at the far west of the reserve near...
16 Apr 2012
Breeding season comes to a close...
What a summer it's turning out to be - not that you'd think it has been summer recently with our lovely Scottish weather! Half the time, the volunteers and myself are still wrapped up in our winter gear and waterproofs thanks to all the wind and rain! The rain hasn't helped much with the...
25 Jul 2011
Breeding season is always a wonderful and exciting time of year, especially at Kinnordy. Lots of family groups have been seen on a daily basis. Last count was; 3 mute swan families - 1 pair with 1 cygnet and 1 pair with 5 cygnets seen from East hide and another pair with 4 cygnets seen from Gullery...
17 Jun 2011
The sun shines on Kinnordy
What a beautiful sunny day we had at the reserve today! Is this the start of summer? I hope so :) The osprey and the female marsh harrier were both out for awhile enjoying the sun too. The osprey managed to catch a couple of fish while at the loch. It looks like we now have two mute swan families...
2 Jun 2011
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