Posted: 28/02/2016 at 12:49
Gotta love the ol' red squirrel David
Buzzards and skylarks a'plenty, and the all powerful ravens and crows. I got a couple of raven pix but they dive out of sight as soon as you want them to stop and stay
Sheep, sheep and more sheep and Hielan' coos in the glens if you're in an estate. Plenty of those at the farm where that walk starts. not really wildlife I suppose - unless you poke them with a sharp stick
Some areas are real golden eagle country - that's the one thing I want see before I pop my clogs. Perthshire is good for them but I've yet to see one. The northern highlands are better. Mountain hares - some hills have high populations. Grouse - late summer on the heathery hills is a good time for those, but they're pretty common. Woodcock - even at summits. Gave me a fright one day on one of the Orchy hills as they appeared out of the clag! I've seen a capercaillie up at the Lawers hills. They're very rare, but that's one area they thrive.
Lots of butterflies and dragonflies at various points in the year on most hills - getting the right weather is the biggest issue!