Tag Archives: Ireland's Wildlife

Wild New Year 4th January

So I am almost at the end of my 12 days of Christmas wild things, and I am cheating slightly as I am going to show some images from a wildlife camera that is set up in the wood just below the house. It’s taken me a bit of time to get a good location, as I had a lot of half animal and blurry images where the animals have come too close. But here are a couple of the better ones.

Firstly a pine marten. We have seen them in the past and know that they are around, though more by the signs they leave behind (mainly scats, i.e. their faeces). It is great to get an image to be sure.

Pine marten

And a much less illusive mammal, the fox, which we see a lot more regularly.

Fox

And finally for those of you with good eyesight – a little mouse, probably a wood mouse going by it’s shape.