Wildlife in the Garden

 

Wow! I’ve not seen a Pine Marten before and had not appreciated how big they are, I expected something the size and shape oIMGP1080f a ferret. Our visitor was 5 or 6 times larger than the red squirrels that visit. The garden has been full of wild life this year. We’ve had 14 different species of birds with the highest number at any one time at just one bird feeder being 16 Siskins. The Red squirrel is a frequent visitor seen most days but never stays long. We’ve seen at least three different individuals this summer.
Then today it was the Pine Marten – I won’t forget that – it crept into the garage to try to find the store of nuts but the lid was closed – just a couple of minutes later it was having a large lunch from the squirrel feeder!