Wildlife is abundant in this area. On our own land we often see deer and foxes and we have herons, moorhens and wild ducks visiting or resident on our lochan. Last year, a brood of 8 wild ducklings matured here. In summer, swallows, pied wagtails and other birds nest in the outbuildings and hedges and in winter large flocks of geese regularly fly over, sometimes settling in the fields around us. A wonderful sight! To date, we have logged 42 species of birds seen on or from our property!
In the woods nearby, there are pine martens and red squirrels and many species of wildfowl winter on the surrounding firths, where ospreys may also be seen. A number of unusual birds are to be found locally, e.g. red kite, crested tit, red and black-throated divers and a couple of hours drive will get you to the west coast to look for white-tailed sea eagles, shearwaters, otters, etc.
Seals are often seen in the Cromarty Firth and dolphin watching is popular in the Moray Firth.