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Buzzard, Willow Warbler & Porpoise

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WILDLIFE SPOTTING IN ARDNAMURCHAN

This region of western Scotland is arguably the most bio-diverse location for mammals in the United Kingdom.  The main aim of the trip was simple: to photograph and film wild pine martens at close quarters; but the chances of getting the opportunity to do this are usually remote.  However, I’d heard of a cottage that was featured on the BBC Wildlife series, Hebrides – Islands on the Edge, showing someone feeding wild pine martens.  This was too good an opportunity to miss.  So a few clicks of a mouse later and I’d found the charming bed and breakfast accommodation of Camus na Choirk.  The website promised daily evening visits at the window from these elusive mustelids- sounded too good to be true.

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THE WILDLIFE OF LISMORE

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I spent four glorious days nature-spotting on the Scottish island of Lismore last week, and the location lived up to its reputation for being a hidden gem for wildlife.  Situated in the Inner Hebrides on the west coast of Scotland, with Mull to the south-west and the Isle of Jura to the south, it has a very fertile, lush landscape which hosts a surprising level of bio-diversity, given that it covers little more than nine square miles.  You’ll find evidence of this in some of my photos below.

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