Having recently spotted a young Pine Marten for the first time in the wild, in the Scottish Borders of all places, I put out my remote camera in the hope of capturing it on film. To entice it, I left out a jam sandwich and nuts- two of their favourite things. As you will see, it did work, but in a way I didn’t expect. You’ll see the Pine Marten actually catching a wood mouse that was feeding on the bait. It then appears to scent-mark the tree before leaving.
Fantastic to have them back in this region after such a long time away and it’s hard to believe that I’ve had my first sighting and footage of one within 48 hours. It certainly indicates there is a healthy population of them now living in the area, and long may that continue. The date displayed on the footage is wrong- this was captured yesterday evening. More recordings to follow I hope…….