Friday, 4 September 2015

Early Bird Wildlife

Kilchoan Early Bird has been out in the hills again this week, and sends these two fine shots of local wildlife, a red deer stag and....

....a large and very finely marked adder. The adders must have had a pretty thin time this summer, with the temperatures low and fairly persistent rainfall, so it's good to see one out hunting. The black adder which we had at the back of the house seems to have moved: he was spotted a few weeks ago on a neighbouring croft.

Many thanks to Kilchoan Early Bird for the photos.


  1. Are the antlers fully grown now ready for the rut?

  2. I think so. Several stags I have seen have had velvet hanging from their antlers. Jon