Monday, 12 April 2010

My World--Loch Leven in Kinross-shire, Scotland.

This is Loch Leven, with Bishop Hill in the background, and is the biggest shallow water loch in Lowland Scotland and was famed for its fishing with major international fishing competitions being held here. Loch Leven pink fleshed trout were world famous. Sadly, the fishing declined when the fish stock was depleted by algal bloom,caused by too much phosphorus being washed into the water from the surrounding area. Much has been done to improve the quality of the water and fish stocks have improved.

A swan investigating "his world"!


A pair of geese.


The green algal bloom in evidence today as it has been warm over the weekend and this has the effect of multiplying the algae.
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12 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Thanks for a lovely tour! Love your photos! I did some bird/duck watching this past weekend, too. Great to have spring and colors again! Have a great week1

Sylvia

Esther Garvi said...

What a lovely world! I know Sheba would love to step into it, but I doubt she would over come the temptation of chasing a duck!

Mary said...

Once again, smashing pictures, Anne.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful post and photos of the Loch. Cute shots of the geese.

Jossie said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the reflections in the first two.

J Bar said...

Stunning shots.
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Rajesh said...

Beautiful place. The Bishop Hill landscape is very scenic.

Carolyn Ford said...

The reflections in the first two are so good. What a lovely place to spend some time...fabulous photos!

January said...

You really have a Wonderful World.
Thanks for sharing.

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luna miranda said...

absolutely beautiful! i love the calm, clear water of the loch.

Regina said...

Peaceful and lovely world.

Mogs said...

cracking photos Anne! See you Sunday! x