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  • Blog Post: June update from Kinnordy

    White and yellow lilies in flower on the Lily Pond and masses of tadpoles- it must be summer despite yesterday's frost. Our youngsters are growing up fast with a number of juvenile lapwings already taking to the air and young oystercatchers who will be airborne shortly. Half grown curlew chicks were...
  • Blog Post: January Snow

    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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Just when I thought the snow had gone...

    It comes back and blankets the reserve again! Hopefully the snow shouldn't last for long this time. Finger crossed. I thought things were almost starting to get back to normal: at the weekend the whole car park was finally free of snow making it the most accessible it has been in the past two...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Good start to the New Year

    Well 2012 has certainly got off to a good start here at Kinnordy The weather has been a complete contrast to last year. Consider last year when we had three full months of the loch being completely frozen over, this year there has only been a week in the middle of December where it looked like the...
  • Blog Post: Autumn Time at Kinnordy

    You can tell it's autumn time again here at Kinnordy; fallen leaves litter the paths and any leaves left on the trees have started to turn. It makes a beautiful scene from the hides and along the paths, seeing all those red and golden tones. What's even better is that now some of the willow scrub...