The Pine Marten is mostly found in the north of the UK, particularly Scotland.
It prefers woodland habitats, climbing very well and living in tree holes, old squirrel dreys or old birds’ nests.
It feeds on small rodents, birds, eggs, insects and fruit, and can even be encouraged to visit hides laden with peanuts and raisins.
During the summer mating season, they make shrill, cat-like calls
The following spring, the female will have a litter of between one to five kits, which are independent by autumn.
The Pine Marten has a characteristic pale yellow ‘bib’ on its chin and throat. It has a long, bushy tail.
These Shots were taken at a varitey of hides in Perthshire, Oban and Ardnamurchan, the best being ‘Pennyhedge‘ in Bridge of Caly