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Birding at Loch of Kinnordy (1 Viewer)

delia todd

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I was at Kinnordy this afternoon. Contractors seemed to have stopped for the day, so I managed to squeeze in.

Quite a few trees have been taken down, whether tidying up after falling or what I'm not sure. No feeders at the entrance path to the Gullery Hide.

Black-headed Gulls are attempting to nest as usual... I live in hopes. Picture shows one on what remains of the old raft.

The other picture is the notice in the Gullery Hide regarding the work that's going on. No time scale, so no idea when access might be available to the feeding station and the East Hide.


BF Kinnordy Foopath notice.jpg BF Black-headed Gull on raft.JPG
 

Ben Nevis

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Kinnordy Loch Is a great Reserve,or at least It was when I was an Infrequent visitor 10 or so years ago.It often crossed my mind,that the RSPB did not do a great job of managing It.Perhaps because It Is not as busy and never brought any revenue Into the organisation,It was often overlooked.Just an opinion.
 

delia todd

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When I first started going there in the 1990's there was a full time warden, but he eventually went to Orkney (if I remember right). A girl replaced him for a few years.

Then it was reduced to summer residential wardens, who also looked after the Tay Reed Beds and Fowlsheugh. Now those areas are done by the staff at Loch Leven with a member coming to Kinnordy once a week I think.
 

burnie

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Had a couple of hours here today, had 6 Ospreys hunting over the Loch at one point, it was quite quiet, a Water Rail flew past and half a dozen photographers managed to miss it completely, to busy blethering lol. Male Marsh Harrier busy hunting too, quite a lot of Swifts hawking insects in front of the car park hide, Swamp was quiet, didn't go in the other one, Yellowhammer singing along with Sedge Warbler, a few Black Headed Gulls and a lone Lapwing, not sure many waders are breeding here, seems Carrion Crows wiped out the eggs and the Otters ate the chicks the Crows missed. One Red Kite seen.
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delia todd

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Thanks Burnie.... that's a shame the gulls and waders are struggling to breed there still. There's just not enough of them to defend the area is there.

Is the car park open now or is it still very restricted? When I last went you couldn't get along the path to the feeding station or East Hide.
 

delia todd

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Oh that's great. Thanks.

Though I think that may only be that phase, there's still the stretch from the East Hide to Kinnordy to be done I think (if I read the thing properly).
 

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