We’ve made a tour over the island yesterday, all the way up to “Road End” where I parked the car and walked further on for a few miles until the weather deteriorated. Despite the few and sometimes heavy showers we had a marvellous tour. The Red Deer Rut is in full swing and this is [...]
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When Teresa Morris of Islay Wildscapes sent me the images of the Red Deer Rut on Jura she told me there were some special images of a Cromie Stag. I have done some research on the internet and came up with a fascinating chapter from a book called “The Deer Forests Of Scotland”. This book, [...]
When the days get shorter and the temperatures sink, and when autumn paints the bracken on the hills brown, the red deer rut starts. The rut is a period when the biggest and strongest male (stag) rounds up a group of females (hinds) for mating. Of course every other male deer wants to do the [...]
Jura has its fair share of golden eagles and when you make a trip over the island you are likely to see one of these majestic birds, not to be confused with Buzzards though. I happen to know someone on Islay who calls Buzzards “tourist eagles” because tourists often mistake buzzards for golden eagles. It [...]