I’ve had the pleasure of photographing red squirrels at a number of locations through out Scotland, so here’s a list of my recommendations and tips for photographing these wonderful little animals.
A long-overdue return to Neil McIntryre’s stunning red squirrel hide in the Cairngorms.
A day spent in Alan McFadyen’s Scottish Photography sparrowhawk hide in the company of sparrowhawks, jays, red squirrels, brambling and great spotted woodpeckers.
When it comes to red squirrels, achieving decent photographs without the liberal use of hazelnuts isn’t easy. I’ve tried a few times up in the Queen Elizabeth Forest near Aberfoyle, but have had limited results, so I decided to book a session in Neil McIntyre’s hide on the Rothiemurchas Estate.
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.
This post isn’t exactly about photography, but it is connected. As someone with a strong interest and love of nature