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I am an artist working on Natural Bennachie project and very interested to find more detailed information about the wildlife on Bennachie, passed and current occupants?

Please email me.

Many thanks,

Elpida

September 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElpida H-Vasileva

In the Bailies book “The Book of Bennachie” published in 1976 an article that James wrote for that mentions the following that were or have been present on Bennachie up to that date:-

Animals
Rabbit, hare, roe deer, the occasional red deer, fox, stoat, weasel, pheasant, red squirrel, badger, wild cat (one shot in the English quarry around 1966 and one accidentally caught in a hare snare in 1973), shrew, mouse, vole.

Birds
Wood pigeon, woodcock, various thrushes and blackbird, four species of tits, golden-crested wren, cuckoo, warblers, sparrowhawk, great spotted woodpecker, tree creeper, finches, buntings, magpie and other members of the crow family including the jay, grouse, blackcock, occasional ptarmigan, meadow pipit, snipe, curlew, golden plover, hen harrier, kestrel, shorteared owl, buzzard and capercaillie.

Reptiles
Lizard, slowworm and rarely adder.

September 23, 2013 | Registered CommenterBailies of Bennachie Admin