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Top things to do in Spring

  1. Look out for Slavonian grebes
  2. Catch a glimpse of the grebes 'weed dancing'
  3. Listen to the large variety of birdsong

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Look out for Slavonian grebes skulking around the sedge beds
  2. Catch a glimpse of a cuckoo
  3. Watch visiting ospreys over the loch hunting for food

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. See the woodland in autumn greens and golds
  2. Look out for Slavonian grebes moulting into black and white winter plumage
  3. Go to the hide and take in the beautiful scenery

Top things to do in Winter

  1. The loch is very quiet at this time of year as the loch freezes over
  2. If you're lucky you may see red deer taking shelter in the birchwood
  3. Look out for roving tit flocks flitting through the trees

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