Friday, September 26, 2014

Sparrowhawk looking for lunch

This sparrowhawk flew on a neighbour's garden fence and looked around for a long time before he spotted something and flew down......did he catch lunch ?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Red squirrel gathering hazel nuts

Red squirrels have been seen in the vicinity of Farigaig Forest picking the hazel nuts off of the trees and burying some of them for their winter larder.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Red squirrels going nuts !

Have not seen so many red squirrels about lately but today we saw several in the hazel trees in the forest picking at the hazel nuts on the branches so they are eating very well.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Friday, September 05, 2014

Lower Foyers Waterfall

Had a very enjoyable walk from Camerons Cottage to the road and then turned right up the hill for a very short while. Take the first left at Intake House. Carry on along the track and stop at the wee bridge to look over the parapet at the amazing waterfall. Carry on along the path for an easy stroll. The path does eventually go all the way to Whitebridge for serious walkers. Look out for the buzzards and the wild goats.

Enjoy the video at its best with the sound on.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Night prowlers.

There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen during the day time in the area around Loch Ness. However, there are more elusive creatures who venture out in the dusk and dark. A large Badger sett is in Farigaig Forest at Inverfarigaig  and the youngsters often appear near to cottages in the area scooping up any left over bird food on the ground. Although they look quite fearsome creatures their favourite meal is earthworms which they dig up with their long, sharp claws. More interesting facts about badgers.

The Pine Marten can also be seen in gardens at night and they often set the outside security lights off in this cottage in the next village. This youngster had the cheek to climb up the steps to the front door of the cottage, have a good look in the glass panel of the door but then frightened itself and ran off to join an adult nearby in the forest.  Pine Martens can be quite vicious if cornered and are one of the few mammals who are able to chase and catch red squirrels in the tree canopy of the forest.
Amazing how the spotlights are reflected in their eyes.
For more facts about Pine Martens. See more action in our video gallery clips.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Highland cattle keep an eye on Camerons Tea Room

Experience the welcoming home cooked food in Camerons Tea Room located in the village of Foyers in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Browse in the Farm Shop for produce and locally made gifts. Sit and relax by the wood burning fire as you enjoy your refreshments. Walk up to the Falls of Foyers and see the impressive waterfall cascading down into Loch Ness. However,the main attraction is usually the Highland Cattle on the farm who often amble over to check out the visitors sitting outside the Tea Room.