Seen my first pine martin a few days ago much to my surprise. Having just built a den in the woods I was sitting having a rest when out he popped with a mouse in his mouth, he stopped and looked around before trotting on past me within 6 feet. I was very tempted to say BOO.
Off he went though and a gorgeous looking creature it was. I knew they were around here as we have had reports from locals but this is the first one I have seen.
Back today at the same time and sat for 1.5 hours and guess who came along again?! Tomorrow i'm bringing my camera in the hope I can get a snap and hoping to set up a few sand traps to get its wee feets. I'll post what I can get IF I can get anything decent, elusive little buggers they are.