There weren’t a lot of wildfowl within photo range of the hides at Morton Lochs on Saturday. But the hide facing into the forest was as ever a reliable alternative for bird and mammal watching. The squirrels raid the squirrel feeders on a fairly regular basis – if you are prepared to wait ten or twenty minutes, you have a good chance of seeing them. While waiting, you can watch a variety of birds – finches, tits, a robin, dunnocks – feasting on the food that is put out on the logs and ground in front of the hide.

And if you keep you eyes peeled, you may see one or two other visitors scuttling between and sometimes on the logs, such as this Bank Vole (Clethrionomys glareolus) …

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