Tayside Beavers, Scotland, UK
A quick blog on seeing Eurasian Beaver (and Otter) in Tayside, Scotland, UK, last week. http://www.jameslowen.com/blog-7-aug-2017-beaver.html
A recent trip report on this site alerted us to decent prospects of seeing Beaver at Loch of the Lowes reserve. Indeed, not only does the Scottish Wildlife Trust advertise beaver-watching as a highlight for May-Aug, but they also run regular evening watches, including the day after we were in the area. We, however, chose the route followed by two mammal watching.com aficionados, Richard Webb and Mike Hoit, and went with Bob Smith. Note, however, that Bob now charges £50/group; when Mike and Richard went, there was no fee but donations were gratefully received. We had nine or so observations of at least two (possibly four) Beavers – 1+ kit, a female and possibly a male. My blog does not include the precise grid ref from which we watched the burrows. If you want this, please drop me an email (details are on my website).
A bit of video here: https://youtu.be/vAA-aexzerg