This follows a fantastic sighting of another summer visitor, the Osprey, who recently gave us a magnificent display of hunting for breakfast on Loch Earn right in front of the Boathouse, Lochearnhead. This osprey flew very low over the water immediately in front of the Boathouse decking before moving off to hunt towards St. Fillans.
The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is home to several pairs of ospreys who return from Africa each spring to mate and can also be seen hunting over stretches of water at Loch Venachar, Loch Lomond, Loch Eck and the Lake of Menteith during the summer months.
It is a good reminder of the variety of wildlife we experience here in central Scotland, both native and seasonal. The dramatic landscapes to be found in the area have long been home to some of Scotland's finest native and migrating species from awesome birds of prey to majextic red eer and some rare and protected species such as capercailie, white-fronted geese, red squirrel and otter.
Many great family days out can be enjoyed exploring the area watching for our great variety of wildlife.
The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park produce a variety of publications to give visitors information on where to go to see our wildlife.