I arrived a the Loch around 8.15am, just in time to see thousands of Pink-Footed Geese take off above St. Serf's Island, their calls echoing across the calm loch.
Close to the shore lots of other wildfowl were bobbing about on the water. I spotted: Mallard, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Ducks, Mute Swans, Whooper Swans, a Cormorant, a Great Crested Grebe, Goosander, Goldeneye.
I spotted a Kestrel getting chased away by a feisty crow. A Heron was at its outlook post on the end of the stone pier, keeping a watchful eye on the loch as gulls flew around.
Groups of Whooper Swans regularly flew past as I watched from the Heritage Trail.
Here's a selection of photos - it wasn't the best day for photography, so I didn't bother taking the DSLR!
|Geese above St Serf's Island|
|Geese above St. Serf's Island|
|View across Loch Leven|
|A few of the ducks on the Loch|
|A Whooper Swan fly past|
|More Whoopers fly by|
|Whooper Swans, calling as they fly|
|A young Mute Swan|
|A Heron watches over the Loch|
|Whooper Swans & Heron fly over the Loch|
Can you spot them wandering about on St Serf's Island in this photo I took last year, on a dull December day?!