Our garden and paddocks are usually full of wildlife. Commonly we have pheasants, red squirrels, roe deer, (with their fawns), rabbits and sometimes more rare visitors such as a pine marten.
There are of course lots of birds, Red Kites being here more or less permanently along with a Barn Owl, other owls, with even an escaped Snowy Owl last year.
Below on the left above is the said Snowy Owl dropping in on a flying visit from …. Iceland? No, it escaped from the Black Isle Wildlife Park up the road.
The beautiful little native Red Squirrels are very rare in the UK now-a-days. They have been killed off in most parts of the country by their imported rat like cousins who carry a disease which is fatal to reds. There are a significant number of Red Squirrels at Drynie, becoming more and more tame as they come to the windows and feed from feeders around the grounds.