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Birnam Glen Otter on video

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Last year we came across an otter in the little dam that many years ago served as the water supply for Birnam - but I think no-one believed me!  So imagine how happy I was this morning when, just as we pass by the Birnam Glen gnomes, I hear a splash in the (very low) burn, and there just a few metres away is an otter.  Because the water level is so low, it was very visible, and as I don't think it had seen me by then, I had time to get out the phone and get around 30 seconds film before it realised I was there and went into hiding - at which point I left it in peace.  A magical moment!
 
 
 
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Living as I do at the foot of Birnam Glen, and loving nothing better than a walk with the dog on quiet tracks and trails in beautiful surroundings, it's hard to tell you just how lucky I feel to live in this part of the world.


Over the years that I've lived here I've seen all manner of Scottish wildlife in and around Birnam Glen, discovered ancient lost paths, the hidden picnic spots of the Victorians, found a forgotten waterfall, sledged down the entire length of the hill with the kids, marvelled at those taken part in the annual running event, tracked down bronze age rock carvings and iron age hillforts... and on it goes.


So this is my homage to a tiny corner of Scotland that has so much to give if you're just prepared to look - please come back from time to time to check on my latest piece of of rose tinted, besotted scribblings, which I hope you will enjoy!

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