As we were walking up Dad spotted a wing in the grass. It was a buzzard skeleton ! I took the feet and the skull, which had the lower jaw.
If you look hard enough you can find two planks of wood. The planks don't feel very safe but if you are careful you can use them to get across. The planks are used by people who shoot duck and geese, because there are hides all around the Lower Rhynd, but I don't think they have been used in a while because there are plants and nettles growing out of them.
We walked across the bank between the Upper and Lower Rhynd, and then through the field on the north side which is used for sheep grazing. This is the Lower Rhynd as the sun was setting.
You could still see butterflies about even though it was starting to get cold.
As we walked along, the osprey flew over. The ospreys will soon be flying south for the winter and we won't see them until next spring.
The mute swans were the last animal we saw on the loch. They were sheltering in a narrow bit on the north side, and they flew off when we got too close to them.
Here is a widgeon in eclipse colours which Dad saw about two months ago in the Lower Rhynd.
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