Sunday, April 29, 2007

Increasingly rare

Apologies for not posting yesterday - we went to a dinner last night and didn't get back till early this morning - straight to bed!

We're up North again and stopped in at the RSPB site at Boat of Garten to view the ospreys - very good they were too!

However we also managed to see an increasingly rare animal and even get a picture. Red squirrels (our native species) are increasingly being ousted by grey squirrels (the imported species) and many areas of Scotland no longer have any red squirrels left. There are considerable arguments going on as to the best way to ensure the red squirrel survival.

As an added bonus we also saw a Great Spotted Woodpecker eating peanuts from a feeder - most peculiar sight!

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