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Pine Marten Trail Camera

Pine Marten Trail Camera On our trips round Scotland we often look for signs of Pine Marten. The first and most obvious indication of Pine Martens being present in the area is usually their distinguished black scats. […]

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Pine Marten and eggs

Pine Marten eggs The Pine Marten is an opportunist and has a varied diet. They are highly adaptable mammals taking advantage of seasonal changes and opportunities. Spring to early summer provides one such seasonal bonus […]

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Mull Pine Martens

Pine martens on the Isle of Mull In recent years we have witnessed the spread of the Pine Marten in Scotland. One of the most dramatic, but not surprising, movements of re-colonisation was the spread […]

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red-necked phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) encounter

An encounter with one of our rarest breeding birds the red-necked phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus). The rare red-necked phalarope breeds in small numbers in the UK and is restricted to the western and northern isles of […]

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The quest for the Capercaillie

The Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) Weighing in at between 1.5 – 5 kg the huge Capercaillie, our largest grouse, is one of Scotland’s most iconic birds. The Capercaillie has always held a fascination for us. On […]

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In Search of the Crestie – Scottish Crested Tit

Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus) The Crested Tit may appear a little dull but is one of the most sought after birds for birders visiting the Scottish highlands. In the UK the Crested Tit is to […]

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Where to see Puffins in Scotland

Puffin (Fratercula arctica) The colourful Puffin (Fratercula arctica) belongs to the Auk family. The Puffin spends much of the time at sea and is best seen during the breeding season. Known as “sea parotts” and “clowns […]

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Bridge to Nowhere – Lewis

Tolsta to Lional Heritage walk (Bridge to Nowhere) The bridge to nowhere, also known as Garry Bridge, was build whilst the Isle of Lewis was under the ownership of Lord Leverhulme. Lord Leverhulme owned Lewis […]

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Black Rabbits of Lewis

While Black Rabbits in the wild are unusual they are by no means rare. Chances are you may have come across an odd one or two, but would you be surprised to see dozens perhaps […]

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Red-throated Diver

Red-throated Diver (Gavia stellata) More commonly seen feeding around our shores in dull winter plumage the Red-throat Diver is perhaps one of our finest looking birds. For the short time during the breeding season (April […]

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