Garden Wildlife

Welcome to a few of the visitors to my Highland Garden


The Red Squirrel or Eurasian Red Squirrel –

Scientific name : Sciurus vulgaris

Is a species of tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus common throughout Eurasia. The red squirrel is an arboreal, primarily herbivorous rodent. In Scotland, Ireland, England and in Italy numbers have decreased drastically in recent years.

Saving Scotlands Red Squirrels


Great Spotted Woodpecker –

Dendrocopos major

About blackbird-sized and striking black-and-white. It has a very distinctive bouncing flight and spends most of its time clinging to tree trunks and branches

Female Great Spotted Woodpecker

Male Great Spotted Woodpecker


Robin –

Erithacus Rubecula.

The UK’s favourite bird – with its bright red breast it is familiar throughout the year and especially at Christmas! Males and females look identical.


Blue Tit –

Cyanistes Caeruleus.

A colourful mix of blue, yellow, white and green.


Great Tit –

Parus Major.

The largest UK tit – green and yellow with a striking glossy black head with white cheeks.


Coal Tit –

Periparus Ater.

Not as colourful as some of its relatives, the coal tit has a distinctive grey back, black cap, and white patch at the back of its neck


Long-Tailed Tit –

Aegithalos Caudatus

The long-tailed tit is easily recognisable with its distinctive colouring, a tail which is longer than its body.

 

 


Chaffinch –

Fringilla Coelebs

The chaffinch is one of the most widespread and abundant bird in Britian and Ireland.

 

 


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