Pine Marten visits bird table

May 17th 2010

Pine Marten visits bird table

Living on the outskirts of Lochinver Mike Rochester has been feeding badgers at his bird table for over a year and occasionally he is visited by a Pine MartenMartes martes. On 8th May 2010 Mike managed to capture this picture of a pine marten climbing on to his bird table to pinch the peanuts.

Pine martens are a shy but common resident in Assynt. They spend the day under boulder scree or in dense woodland and come out to feed at night. May is the month that we would expect the young kits to make their first visit into the wider world.

Andy Summers

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