Tag Archives: Highlands

Brown trout

It’s been a poor year fishing at Croick, as with just about anywhere in the UK. The water has come now but salmon are still scarce. However one of our guests made up for it with this lovely trout caught … Continue reading

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Battle-hardened stag

Increasing numbers of sika hinds have been coming in every morning to steal a share of the bruised oats we put out for the pigs. And in the last couple of days a few sika stags have started to join … Continue reading

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Emperor Moths

These pictures of Emperor Moths were taken at Croick a few days ago. Many thanks to Nigel Richards who found the moths and took the pictures.

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New calf

We had two new calves today, one at the start of the day and one at the end. This photograph was taken this morning, about an hour after he was born. As you can see he is already up and … Continue reading

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…. more flooding

  It is still raining and we have just been up the strath to take stock. The water is continuing to rise and I expect the lower ground will be completely under water by nightfall. As you can see, the … Continue reading

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Flooding

  The roar of the stags has been replaced by the roar of the river. It has been raining for 12 hours now and the worst is supposedly still to come. The rover is already over its banks in places … Continue reading

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Fallow deer

  I don’t often mention the small herd of fallow deer we have at Croick, introduced by our predecessors. In truth, they are a little soft-skinned for this far north and are bullied by the sika deer. So they don’t … Continue reading

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