YOUNG WILDCATS – Wildcam Otter

March 22nd 2019

We have had the wildlife cam for a bit now. At the start we got lots of deer and badgers going off the wildlife cam and foxes. We had thought we had struck gold when we got a pine martin stop in the middle of the cam for five seconds, but we needed one more animal – an OTTER!

We decided to put it by our stream at the back of our croft – the reason being it has small salmon and sea trout running up the stream.

So we took our dogs Geo and Trix for a walk to the stream and put the wild life cam on the bank.

1 week later….

The day before we went on holiday, we went with our house sitters around the path round our croft and we went to take the wildlife cam down for the week.

When we were home from the walk we had a look at the videos. One had a heron’s back end… And drum roll… Well look at the VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Click here to view the video (opens in new window on YouTube)

By Corwin, age 9

(Thanks to Corwin and Assynt Fly Fishing for allowing us to share the video)

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Recent Sightings

Garganey

single male Loch Neil Bhain (DAH). This is only the third Assynt record of this species. Photo - Gallery Birds (19/05)

Lapwing

three adult birds and one chick, Loch Neil Bhain (DAH) (19/05)

Whimbrel

two birds near Culkein Drumbeg jetty (DAH). Photo - Gallery Birds (19/05)

Risso's Dolphin

four animals off Stoerhead Lighthouse (DAH) (19/05)

Arctic Tern

15+ birds on offshore island Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (19/05)

Shelduck

pair still present Oldany estuary area (DAH) (19/05)

Golden Plover

at least four birds on grazing land Balchladich (Janet French) (18/05)

Arctic Skua

both a dark and a pale morph bird off Stoerhead Lighthouse (Mal Edwards) (17/05)

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