16/2/14 Highlight of the WeBS (Wetland Bird Survey) was a beautiful drake smew on Butterstone Loch near Dunkeld. The smew is a sawbill duck, a smaller relative of goosander and red-breasted merganser.
16/2/14 111 ravens came in to roost above Kindrogan Crag between 1645 and 1810. Still spectacular to see and hear all these ravens together, but numbers are now dropping as the winter roost of mainly immature birds breaks up.
21-22/2/14 We set the trail camera again tonight, and at least three individual pine martens (including Squinty) visited the ‘logpile’. See video clips on YouTube.
24/2/14 Still raining, snow on the hills, but all the birds at Kindrogan seem to think it is spring. Mistle thrushes have been singing for a week or so, chaffinches and great tits have now joined in. Our red squirrels are very active, chasing each other around from tree to tree.