The old pine marten table was looking a bit sad after 5 years of being abused by deer, pine marten and various birds. hopefully they will like the new one and continue to provide entertainment for guests. New Pine Marten feeder for Loch View Cottage
There is a lot of wildlife to see in Ardnamurchan and we usually tell guests that pine marten visits to the cottage are 'virtually guaranteed'. Last week though we had wildlife photographer Liz Cutting staying at the cottage and the pine martens got a bit coy, only visiting a couple of times after dark. A bit disappointing and very unusual but Liz was good enough to send us a couple of images from her stay here last year. stunning!
The first task for any aspiring Ardnamurchan gardener is to erect a high fence. The red deer and these feral goats can make short work of virtually anything that grows but they do brighten up a drive along the single track roads as they gorge on the greenery from the verges. They are beautiful animals to observe, as long as they are not in your asparagus patch!
Thanks very much Andy Davison for sharing his crossbillpicture taken through the Loch View Cottage window. We often get reports of woodpeckers, jays and siskins etc, but we haven’t seen these chaps before. Hopefully they will return.