Decided to get up early (4.30am) to attempt Otters at Loch of Lowes after the Warden said that a pair had a holt at the bottom of the 'Osprey tree'. The early morning light was beautiful.
75+ Sand Martins flew out of the reeds at 5.45am.
Little grebes were calling away and enjoying the visitor free reserve.
A bit more surprising was the appearance of a pair of Long-tailed Ducks. A nice bonus, even though the notice board later indicated they'd been around for a while!
The views were no less superb as the sun rose and created a mist above the water.
The Red Squirrels by the visitor center were fun - and just as charismatic as ever.
And the Otters - no chance!