Red Squirrels in the Trossachs

It has to be said that red squirrels are extremely cute critters! I spent a few days up in Strathyre in Argyll at the end of last week, and greatly enjoyed being able to watch them for a while. As with their grey cousins, the best way to attract them is to feed them…

Red squirrel feeding

Red squirrel feeding

Looking cute

Looking cute

I was watching them from a portable hide but it didn’t take long before I was spotted… but the nuts were enough to outweigh any perceived danger.

I've been spotted...

I’ve been spotted…

On the alert

On the alert

Looking cute

Looking cute

Much as the squirrels looked cute and cuddly, being a squirrel is obviously serious business – especially when spring is just approaching… These two clearly weren’t able to abide each other’s presence…

A serious skirmish took place between two of the squirrels...

A serious skirmish took place between two of the squirrels…

...which had the scampering around the tree trunk, muttering all the while.

…which had them scampering around the tree trunk, muttering all the while.

Of course, I didn’t just watch squirrels all the time… it was a stunning location and had it not been for the wildlife I would have headed for the hills.

Benvane from Loch Lubnaig

Benvane from Loch Lubnaig

Loch Lubnaig near sunset

Loch Lubnaig near sunset

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