Jan 26th, 2015
I’ve been a bit concerned over the last few weeks that we haven’t been seeing so much wildlife around…
During the cold spell we haven’t been seeing any of the nocturnal visitors we had this time last year. But over the last couple of days as the snow has melted and things have warmed up, all of a sudden the wildlife has come back with a vengeance. Last night we had both pine martens and badgers (the badgers multiple times during the night), and during the day today we had squirrels and three very frisky roe deer chasing each other around the garden.
R thinks that the difference from last year is that then we had virtually no seriously cold weather – so presumably the animals felt more inclined to be up and about. Also I suspect the badgers are now so well fed that if it is a bit parky out they are not bothered coming out of their warm sett to get nuts.
We also had three sheep today which may be the same ‘Lochgoilhead Three’ from last year who escaped from the farm, invaded our garden and stayed with us off and on for several weeks. I like them but I am not sure the cats are that fond. The picture is of one of the sheep right outside our kitchen window.