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January Eden Estuary Newsletter
Welcome to the new decade. The twenties have returned and what better place to see some flamboyant ‘flappers’ than the Eden Reserve. The holidays were pretty mixed for weather and it’s hard to know what to wear between days. But the birdlife is getting on with it unperturbed by years passing and decades looming. Click... The post January Eden Estuary […]
January Birnie & Gaddon Newsletter
Welcome to the January edition of the Birnie & Gaddon Newsletter. It’s been a bit breezy over the last wee while, and it looks set to continue in that manner, so be careful out there. The weather is also remaining mild, so little chance of the lochs freezing over, which means the wintering birds are... The post January Birnie & Gaddon Newsletter appeared first on […]
Festive greetings - the end of another year!
So far it has been a relatively mild winter. The lagoons in front of the Visitor Centre have only been frozen over a few days this winter so far , so we have seen plenty of ducks , geese and swans from the cafe window and from the hides. Many pink footed geese have now flown further south but there are still roughly 1100 wintering around Loch Leven. One white fronted goose was […]
New Dunes For Old Trees 2019
Once again Fife Coast and Countryside Trust in partnership with St Andrews Links Trust will be accepting donations of real Christmas Trees, to be used to help regenerate sand dunes at the West Sands, St Andrews . Christmas Trees can be dropped off at a compound near the West Sands Cafe from the 28th Dec-10th... The post New Dunes For Old Trees 2019 appeared first on Fife Coast […]
December Eden Estuary Newsletter
Welcome to the December Eden Estuary Newsletter. As Christmas and the winter solstice draws ever nearer the dark nights and frosty mornings have been a feature of November, some absolute filthy days and one or two crystal clear ones. Bird life is good, when you can actually see it! Click to view the full Eden... The post December Eden Estuary Newsletter appeared first on Fife […]
December Birnie & Gaddon Newsletter
Welcome to the December edition of the Birnie & Gaddon Newsletter. Well, that went by fast! The final newsletter of 2019, and still so much to do. Thank you for visiting B&G this year and for reading our newsletters. A very Merry Christmas to you all. Click to view the full Birnie and Gaddon Newsletter... The post December Birnie & Gaddon Newsletter appeared first […]
Icelandic Whoopers Swoop In
RSPB Scotland Loch Leven's Writer in Residence Anita John brings us the latest sightings from the reserve and writes: The air was full of the wild trumpeting calls of whooper swans on my recent visit to RSPB Scotland Loch Leven as I watched six of these snow-white swans sail past with such ease and grace of wing that I had to stop and stare. They landed on the flood by the […]
Inverkeithing Welcomes Modern Day Pilgrims
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) is proud to manage Fife’s two long distance walking routes, the Fife Coastal Path and the new Fife Pilgrim Way. The Fife Coastal Path stretches for 117 miles from the Firth of Forth to the Firth of Tay. The Fife Pilgrim Way is a 64-mile route across Fife, which... The post Inverkeithing Welcomes Modern Day Pilgrims appeared first […]
The Pinkies have arrived!
Some of you may have noticed the absence of our recent sightings blog over the last few months.This does not mean there has been no wildlife on the reserve! On the contrary there has been plenty to see at Loch Leven so we shall now update you all. Thousands of Pink-Footed Geese arrived at Loch Leven during the months of September and October. Early morning visitors to […]
November Birnie & Gaddon Newsletter
Welcome to the November edition of the Birnie & Gaddon Newsletter. The frost has made a return lately and there have been some beautiful, crisp mornings at B & G at the end of October. It is worth getting out there early with the sun still low in the sky for some great photo opportunities.... The post November Birnie & Gaddon Newsletter appeared first on Fife Coast […]
November Eden Estuary Newsletter
Welcome to the November edition of the Eden Estuary Newsletter. A fairly benign October drifts out of view and as November begins, the dreich descends, but hopefully not for long. High tides came and went with little event and the birdlife has settled a little into the winter scene. Click to read more Eden Estuary... The post November Eden Estuary Newsletter appeared first on […]
Trust Supports St Andrews Environmental Initiative
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) are supporting communities in Fife, by supplying ‘Community Litter Pick Tool Kits’. The ‘Tool Kits’ were funded by monies gifted from the ‘Tesco Bags of Help Scheme’. The Trust purchased a number of the kits, which will be used to support and encourage communities to get involved in environmental […]