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Sunart - June 2013


Last summer we spent some time on the Sunart peninsular, on the West coast of Scotland. We enjoyed it so much that we returned again for a week at the end of June this year, hoping to see butterflies and pine martens.


Green-veined white



The Scottish speciality Chequered skipper butterfly was one of our prime targets












The Small pearl-bordered fritillary shared the skippers’ ancient oakwood habitat









Snipe used the fence posts as look-out points in the early morning



The garden of our cottage was home to a couple of pairs of crossbill




There were at least 7 different pine martens and it was thrilling to watch their antics as individual characters soon started to emerge


A youngster was nervous to begin with …



… but after a better look at us …



… it soon realised we were friendly and relaxed



One was fairly bold and easily recognisable by the nick its left ear















An older male was quite inquisitive



Then he showed off his tree-climbing prowess






Then he brought a lady-friend to dinner











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