Posted: 17/01/2016 at 18:40
Lesley - I occasionally had them in the garden when I lived round the corner, but only towards late winter or in severe weather - ie shortage of food. There's a lot of farmland round here as well as a small NT garden, so lots of birds have no need to venture into our little plots. I also had a treecreeper on a regular basis. I loved seeing him
Managed to avoid running over a red squirrel yesterday too - they dart out so close to the car. Just as well I was going slow, but road conditions demanded it. It's real red squirrel country round Loch Tay and Glen Lyon. I also saw a jay flying across in front of me. We don't get them in gardens here, so it's the first time I've seen one. A raptor of some sort in Glen Lyon too - too brief a glimpse to be sure, but may have been a red kite.
Two climbers killed in Glencoe yesterday - the hill next to Bidean nam Bian. Avalanche season...