As our guests know, at The Dulaig we feed our wild birds all year round, though on snowy mornings like today they really appreciate it......and we appreciate seeing them too.
What a lovely thing to watch more and more pheasants as they seem to appear from nowhere!
We read today The Times is raising money for the Hedgehog Society because hedgehog numbers are seriously declining in UK. It made us remember how lucky we are to have so many hedgehogs in our garden at The Dulaig B&B. We can see several in an evening, and often our guests see their first hedgehog here.
Our hedgehogs are doing so well that they sometimes have two litters of young a year, and these pictures are of tiny hoglets (baby hedgehogs) which we rescued in A...
We found this little hedgehog, our first Autumn Juvenile of the year, on our drive at The Dulaig last night. It looks in good condition but weighing only 400 grams it is highly unlikely to be able to put on enough weight to enable it to reach 750 grams before it hibernates for winter here in the Scottish Highlands. We kept it indoors overnight, fed it on catfood which it loved, and today took it for overwintering to Munlochy Animal Rescue about 60 miles away. We are lucky t...
This was the scene in our garden this morning after heavy snow fell overnight.
One of our very friendly robins was happy to perch in the sunshine and admire the view across the garden.
No wonder it looks more like Christmas than Christmas!
Here is the little red squirrel which is currently working its way through our pine cones. It is responsible for the pile of stripped cones shown in my post of 20 July.
The squirrel is very cute....and very welcome at The Dulaig. I am glad we have so many cones for it to enjoy!