Wildlife

As pressure from too many people and intensive agriculture is low in this part of the world, our wildlife is spectacular. Both common and rare species can be found here and you are sure to find something every day.

 

Almost all the photographs in this website have been taken by Chris and Chrissie. When another picture has been taken by anyone else, we will say so.

The Big 5: Red Deer, Golden Eagle, Red Squirrel, Otter and Harbour Seal 

The plains of Africa are not the only places to have a big 5 species that are a must see for any wildlife watcher. Scotland has them as well. You may not see them all on your holiday, but you never know.....

There is a big problem with the Big 5 though.....there are more than 5!

See below for iconic species we get in this area, some on the Croft.

We also have a varied list of birds regularly seen on or flying over the Croft. We'd love to add to the list, so do let us know if you see any new species.

Bluebell Croft Bird List.

 

Grey Heron

Greylag Goose

American Black Duck

Mallard

White-tailed Sea Eagle

Common Buzzard

Kestrel

Sparrow Hawk

Merlin

Peregrine

Black Grouse

Snipe

Woodcock

Greater Black-backed Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Common Gull

Black-headed Gull

Heron Gull

Collared Dove

Wood Pigeon

Cuckoo

Barn Owl

Tawny Owl

Greater Spotted Woodpecker

Sky Lark

House Martin

Barn Swallow

Meadow Pippit

Pied Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

Wren

Dunnock

Robin

Blackbird

Song Thrush

Fieldfare Redwing

Mistle Thrush

Grasshopper Warbler

Willow Warbler

Garden Warbler

Garden Warbler

Chiffchaff

Blackcap

Goldcrest

Long-tailed Tit

Blue Tit

Great Tit

Coal Tit

Tree Creeper

Jay

Hooded Crow

Raven

Starling

House Sparrow

Greenfinch

Chaffinch

Brambling Goldfinch

Siskin

Linnet

Redpoll Bullfinch

Yellowhammer

Puffins on Lunga Island a fine day trip from the house in the summer months
Siskins and lovely pugnacious birds we have on our bird feeders most of the year.