Wildlife will find a way!

Loch Leven National Nature Reserve

Loch Leven: Today’s blog post may be a little shorter as I haven’t been able to get out on the reserve much due to the weather and other commitments. Nevertheless, I’ve managed to find some Autumnwatch-relevant stuff from around the reserve. Hopefully this will inspire you to get out there and experience autumn for yourself as it is quite a spectacular season.

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Last night’s show started with some spectacular footage of a Peregrine hunting Dunlin over the water. Here at Loch Leven I’ve been lucky enough to watch a female Peregrine chasing and succeeding in catching a Lapwing over Gairneybank!

Peregrines nest near the loch and do well due to the plentiful food supply. This year I also saw the juveniles flying about over the fields at the RSPB part of the reserve, chasing crows about for fun. Those juveniles have probably now dispersed from the area and can…

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