Saturday, 17 May 2014

6am start and some nice wildlife sightings

Headed out at 6am this morning for a walk, saw quite a few Roe Deer along the way and then I went to the hide for a bit afterwards.

One of the regular Red Squirrels appeared at the hide nicely for over an hour. There was some good sightings off female Great Spotted Woodpecker on the feeders near the hide, 2 Crested Tit visits, male Greenfinch and other small woodland birds.
Usually, I hear two Cuckoos and saw one quite close to the hide a few weeks ago, but this morning I could hear 3 of them in the area. 
A Buzzard appeared which I had good viewings of for around 10mins, which eventually was getting mobbed by a Crow so the bird disappeared over the other side of the forest.

Again, I had my camera on me as per usual and got a few shots from this morning.  First one being of the Robin that visits the hide very regularly. 

A female Chaffinch flew down to the pool for a drink, obviously I couldn't resist getting a quick shot…

Male Chaffinch too…

And lastly when driving back. So many vibrant fields at the moment...

Thanks for looking!Eve

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Red Squirrel and a nice little find at the hide - a Green Hairstreak butterfly (thanks to Wendy Anderson)

The other evening I spent a few hours at the hide. Lots of Siskin about, Chaffinch, Coal and Great Tits. An hour or so later the two regular Red Kites hovered just over the hide and pretty closely, calling, making an amazing sound! I could also hear a Cuckoo in the distance.

A Red Squirrel showed up just after 5pm and enjoyed a hazelnut or two...

Yesterday we had two guests at the hide to photograph the squirrels and Wendy had a lucky find and managed to get a quick shot of this lovely Green Hairstreak butterfly! It is a first sighting of one of these for me and it was for Wendy too. (© Wendy Anderson)

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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Red Squirrels - Red Squirrel photography workshops & hide rentals available

Looking to photograph Red Squirrels? 

Based near the Inverness area, we have a location with regular visits from the squirrels which can give you the opportunity to photograph them in their natural environment. 
There is also a new reflection pool that gives you clean, natural backgrounds and there's a chance to photograph woodland birds. (visit for updates and images on the recent birds, plus more) 

Available for workshops and hide rental in the morning time or for the full day either guided or none guided.

For further information and enquiries please email

Recent squirrel images taken at the hide.