Wordless Wednesday: Night Visit

a pine marten eating nuts from a food bowl
a pine marten eating nuts from a food bowl
a pine marten looking up from a food bowl
a pine marten chewing nuts from a food bowl

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Word of the Day Challenge: Pleasing

CFFC: Candid

Author: Tranature - quiet moments in nature

The stories, poems and photographs on Tranature are the original creative work of Xenia Tran, inspired by the natural surroundings of the Scottish Highlands.

39 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Night Visit”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Lois, it’s a female pine marten and she loved the food! 🐾🧑🐾

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        1. Thank you dear Denise and no worries – I hope you’ll get the answer you were seeking about the bird too! πŸ’› xxx

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Eliza, she visited a few times whilst we were visiting there ourselves. It was one of those lovely encounters we will never forget 🐾🧑🐾 xxx

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Cathy, she was a real sweetie πŸ’š Enjoy the rest of your evening and much love from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Denise, it’s a female pine marten and it was so lovely to see her 🧑 xxx

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        1. Pine marten (a mammal, not a bird!) are protected in Scotland and here in the Highlands we are lucky enough to see them in forests and rural gardens too πŸΎπŸ’šπŸΎ xxx

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Anne, she would certainly be able to stand her ground! πŸ’› She’s crunching the nuts in the last image and her teeth are very strong (pine marten eat birds, vole, mice and sometimes even squirrels as well as fruit and nuts). We let the dogs in and out through the front yard while we were visiting and fed the wildlife only in the back yard to avoid any confrontation 🐾🧑🐾 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Lisa πŸ’› The pine marten is a wild animal (on the critically endangered list in England and Wales through hunting and loss of woodland habitat) and legally protected here in Scotland. They nest in trees and people who live in or near woods often put nesting boxes up for them and feed them through the colder seasons. This lovely female and her three kits live in a nesting box in a pine tree next to the property we were visiting 🐾🧑🐾

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    1. Thank you kindly dear I.J., it was very lucky πŸ€ She was taking her time feeding and chewing and making friendly eye contact too 😊

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  1. Oh wow what a lovely sight. Does she visit often? We have had them in the garden twice but know they are in the forest below our house as we regularly see their scats.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Karina, she’s a regular visitor and came to feed most nights when we were there. So lovely you have them close by in the forest and have seen them in your garden too! πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ

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    1. Haha, thank you kindly dear Lulu, the pine marten does look as if she’s talking when she’s chewing her food πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ

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