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We have a wonderful array of wildlife in the area, where there are many miles of undisturbed mountainside, woodland and shoreline allowing birds, mammals and flora to flourish, and of course a fantastic seascape with visiting giants such as basking sharks and minke whales, and porpoises and dolphins.

We have sighted a variety of fauna around the property, including roe deer, red deer, otter, red squirrel, toads and common lizard.  We also have resident bats, which we believe to be long-eared bats and pipistrelles.

The birdlife is rich and varied, with so many different habitats.  The garden is home to a wide variety of tits, finches, hedge sparrows and other garden birds, whilst in the sky overhead a white-tailed eagle or a golden eagle can be seen, often being harried by ravens or buzzards.  The loch is home to goldeneye and tufted ducks as well as mallard, little grebe and the occasional swan, whilst the hillside hides snipe.  The cuckoo is a regular visitor as are owls - tawny and short-eared - and our barn is home to nesting swallows throughout the summer.

In Spring especially the meadowland outside the house is awash with wild flowers and whilst many are common species, the abundance of flowers is remarkable.  The buttercups carpet the fields in early summer turning them yellow.

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