Wildlife

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Wildlife 2018-08-14T09:53:51+00:00

Wildlife you may encounter

Otter

Otters

Otters are plentiful around Loch View Cottage but they are shy animals and often difficult to spot. A walk along the shore usually uncovers signs of otter from dismembered crabs and fish tails to lines of bubbles weaving through the kelp.

Eagle

Eagles

Golden Eagles and Sea Eagles can often be spotted in the sky above Loch Sunart, a sight never to be forgotten when you are lucky enough to spot one.

Pine Martin

Pine Martens

Ideal spot for observing the Pine Marten, a species considered rare elsewhere in the UK but thriving in Ardnamurchan.

Deer

Deer

Herds of red deer roam the peninsula and some of the hinds and young have become brave enough to steal titbits from the bird table. The rut in October can be fascinating if the stags are close but on occasion can keep guests awake at night!

Pine Martens taking scraps from bird-table outside Loch View Cottage in Glenborrodale on a night in October 2011.

A burn runs down the side of the property into Loch Sunart which is a few yards from the front doorstep and the garden around the cottage is tamed in the summer with regular grazing by red deer and occasional mowing.

People often ask ‘how close are you to Loch Sunart’ this shot by guest Helen Cattell from the front doorstep during a spring tide gives some idea!

All attempts at cultivating plants so far have been thwarted by hungry red deer. The only thing they do not eat are the alien rhododendrons which are prolific in this area and provide a beautiful display in spring.

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