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Nov 29th, 2016

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Fox meets Cat

I’d been a bit bothered as to what would happen if our new visitor fox met the cats. Last night I found out from the webcam.. I’d put a bit of leftover roast pork out for the creatures, and just after 5am the fox found it. It was just starting to munch on it when […]

Oct 17th, 2016

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Some shots of Marten

I was just about to go to bed last night when I glanced outside the window to see a large pine marten munching on the nuts we had put out for the night time visitors.   Unlike the badgers who are pretty phlegmatic about human presence, he was very wary and constantly glancing about. R took […]

Mar 23rd, 2016

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The wildlife are now back in force. Last night R and I watched our pine marten (or one of our pine martens?) eating nuts on the bird table for about 10 minutes. Then suddenly he shot off into the woods. We realized why a few seconds later when a large badger emerged under the fence […]

Jan 15th, 2016

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Pine Marten and Fox

We don’t see too much of the badger family at this time of year, they just trundle up to look at the nuts from time to time, but don’t seem that interested. This week, however, we have an almost nightly visit from a pine marten, who yesterday morning about 7am sat eating the nuts put […]

Oct 30th, 2015

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Nightmare for Cats

My Mum sent me a cutting of a good article about two abandoned pine marten kittens which were rescued and returned to the wild. What caught my eye was that one of them was apprehended having entered a house through the cat flap, eaten the cat’s food and then settled down for a nap in […]

May 11th, 2015

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Another house with visitors

A number of people locally have commented on how lucky R and I are to have all the wildlife in the garden. I actually think that it is not so much that we are lucky – as that most people in Lochgoilhead don’t know about the wildlife they have themselves because they are not seeing […]

Apr 24th, 2015

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Pine Marten and a dilemma

I was just getting ready to go out this morning when I glanced out of the kitchen window. There was a large pine marten sitting on the bird table eating peanuts. On the rare occasions I have seen him in the daytime before it has only been for a short time as the cats always […]

Apr 9th, 2015

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Brief Encounter (pine marten and badger)

Some time ago I posted about an encounter between a badger and one of our cats. Basically the badger completely ignored the cat and continued eating his peanuts. Well this is obviously symptomatic of badgers’ general attitude to life as shown in this video, where the pine marten is disturbed whilst eating and runs off, […]

Apr 2nd, 2015

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Pine Marten’s Den

We have a summerhouse in our garden which had started to look a bit sad. During one of the storms we have had this year the door blew open and cracked at the bottom, and the roof had leaked, leaving black patches on the ceiling. So I decided to give it a bit of TLC […]

Mar 17th, 2015

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Lots of wildlife activity overnight

Spring is definitely the very best time of year for the webcams. Last night we had major activity from our two (or more – two is the most we have seen together at one time) badgers, who visited the area around the fence more than ten times between midnight and 5am. We were also visited […]