Finding a community of red squirrels in woods five minutes from my house has been a dream come true. It’s been wonderful and educational to watch and photograph them every day.
Spending time with the mountain hares in the crazy 2019 windy, mild winter weather.
The weather may have been wet and windy, but it was still a joy to spend a few days in the company of the mountain hares this October.
It took three years, but finally I enjoyed a wonderful weekend in the company of some of Perthshire’s amazing beavers at Bamff Ecotourism.
A weekend of sunshine in the company of my favourite animal, the mountain hare.
Readers of this blog or followers on social media will be aware how much I love spending quality time with mountain hares. The setting is stunning (especially this year when coated in a thick blanket of snow) and it’s wonderful just to sit with a hare as time passes by – even when the hare does little more than twitch and do a half-hearted groom in 3 hours whilst we survive a blizzard and biting cold winds together!
Imagine my surprise therefore when I was told of a successful colony of water voles not on a riverbank, but in a small park in a fairly depressed area of Glasgow!
My aspiration when it comes to wildlife photography is to stick to a few species and spend as much time as is possible watching them – not only is this a joy to do but hopefully it will lead to more interesting images.
Little did I know as I trudged up a mountain path in the Scottish Highlands last July that I’d be meeting an animal that I would fall in love with.
Puffins are amazing little seabirds – not only are they gorgeous to look at during the breeding season and certainly