Wildlife

There is a wide variety of wildlife found on the Estate ranging from stoats, pine martens and otters to butterflies, adders, field voles, bats, newts and frogs. Plus, of course, deer.


Red Deer Hind

 

Otter, Langwell Estate, March 2018

 

Birds

The following species of bird have been seen on the Estate or wider local area. Some are resident whilst others are seasonal visitors.

Redwing

Arctic Tern

Barn Owl

Black Guillemot

Black Throated Diver

Blackbird

Blue Tit

Bullfinch

Canadian Goose

Carrion Crow

Chaffinch

Coal Tit

Collared Dove

Common Buzzard

Common Gull

Common Sandpiper

Common Tern

Cormorant

Cuckoo

Curlew

Dipper

Dunlin

Dunnock

Eider Duck

Fieldfare

Fulmar

Gannet

Garden Warbler

Goldcrest

Goldfinch

Golden Eagle

Golden Plover

Goosander

Great Northern Diver

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Great Tit

Green Plover

Greenfinch

Greenshank

Grey Heron

Grey Wagtail

Greylag Goose

Guillemot

Hen Harrier

Herring Gull

Hooded Crow

House Sparrow

Jackdaw

Jack Snipe

Kestrel

Kittiwake

Lapwing

Lesser Black-Backed Gull

Linnet

Little Auk

Long-Tailed Tit

Mallard

Manx Shearwater

Marsh Tit

Meadow Pipit

Merlin

Mistle Thrush

Osprey

Oyster Catcher

Peregrine Falcon

Pied Wagtail

Raven

Red Grouse

Red-Breasted Merganser

Red-Throated Diver

Redpoll

Redshank

Redstart

Redwing

Reed Bunting

Richard's Pipit

Ring Ousel

Ringed Plover

Robin

Rock Pipit

Sand Martin

Shag

Siskin

Skylark

Snipe

Song Thrush

Sparrow Hawk

Spotted Flycatcher

Starling

Stonechat

Swallow

Tawny Owl

Teal

Tufted Duck

Twite

Wheatear

Whinchat

White Wagtail

Whooper Swan

Willow Warbler

Woodcock

Woodpigeon

Wren

Yellow Wagtail


Flowers

The following flowers have all been recorded on the Estate.

Bell Heather and Meadow Brown butterfly

Alpine Lady's-Mantle

Bell Heather

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Bluebell

Bog Asphodel

Bog Myrtle

Broad Leaved Pond Weed

Cinquefoil

Common Butterwort

Common Cat's Ear

Common Dog Violet

Common Marsh Bedstraw

Common Milkwort

Common Sorrell

Common Vetch

Creeping Buttercup

Creeping Jenny

Cross-Leaved Heath

Cuckoo Flower

Daisy

Dandelion

Dovesfoot Cranebill

Early Purple Orchid

Eyebright

Foxglove

Germander Speedwell

Great Sundew

Heath Bedstraw

Heath Milkwort

Heath Speedwell

Heath Spotted Orchid

Heather (Calluna)

Herb Robert

Lesser Spearwort

Lousewort - Pink

Lousewort - White

Marsh Violet

Meadow Violet

Mountain Everlasting

Mountain Sorrell

Mouse-Ear Hawkweed

New Zealand Willow Herb

Oblong-Leaved Sundew

Primrose

Pyramid Orchid

Round-Leaved Sundew

Sea Plantain

Self Heal

Slender St John's Wort

Sweet Violet

Thrift

Tormentil

Wild Thyme

Wood Anemone

Wood Sorrell

Yellow Mountain Saxifrage


There are numerous mosses found on the Estate including:

Acrocladium cuspidatum

Hylocomium splendens

Hypnum cupressiforme

Mnium hornum

Pellia epiphylla

Philonotis fontana

Polytrichum commune

Polytrichum piliferum

Rhacomitrium lanuginosum

Rhytidiadelphus loreus

Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus

 

Geology

And for those interested in geology some of the rocks that can be seen in the area include:

Fucoid Beds

Garnet

Granite

Granitic Gneiss

Grudaigh Limestone

Lewisian Gneiss

Limestone

Marble

Moine Schists (Pelites and Psammites

Quartzite and Pipe rock

Salterella

Scourie Dykes (dolerite)

Syenite

Torridonian Sandstones, conglomerates and mudstones

And some superb thrust faults.