On Tuesday evening I attended another great event entitled 'White Tailed Eagles and other brilliant Perthshire Wildlife' at the Birnam Hotel in Birnam, by Dunkeld.
White Tailed Sea eagles and their re-introduction to the East Coast of Scotland. The sea eagles are establishing well on the West Coast with Mull being a popular viewing destination. They are huge birds and I have never seen one, but they have been sighted overhead very close by and I now know another local place to spot them, which is a nice wee run out even if you don't spot an eagle.They are not yet breeding on the east as the birds are not yet mature enough but I think they have hopes for next year.
The next presentation was by RSPB Vane Farm just down the road at Kinross. I'm ashamed to say I haven't been down to the reserve for years although I was down at Loch Leven at Easter. It really is a brilliant place to visit and is great for children. At this time of year the loch is visited by thousands of geese which overnight on Loch Leven, bit of a goose B&B! Vane Farm is open all year with plenty of events and there are great walks around Loch Leven. Hot of the press is that Vane Farm will be re-naming themselves as RSPB Loch Leven, as Vane Farm gives the impression it is a farm.
The final presentation was by our very local Scottish Wildlife Trust's Loch of the Lowes talking about the Ospreys, red squirrels and all the birdlife the centre attracts, always a popular place for my guests to visit. The centre is currently on Winter opening hours until the 29th February from 10.30am -4.00pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday 4th December there will be a red squirrel event at the centre and you can learn all about the little beauties with Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels. I would also encourage you to report your squirrel sightings on their website.
The evening finished with a lovely local produce buffet. Big thanks again to Fiona and Sarah from Perth and Kinross Council rural development programme for arranging another super evening - look forward to the next one :-)