BIRKS OF ABERFELDY
A dramatic gorge with water and woodland birds HIS IS A
OTHER WILDLIFE Both Red Squirrel and Roe Deer are likely, especially early in the morning
Tpopular circular walk through wonderful mixed woodland on the outskirts of Aberfeldy. The burn falls through the gorge and provides a dramatic scene for you to enjoy, especially after the heavens have opened and the rainfall has to pass through the many gorges and over the many falls. Robert Burns visited in 1787 and was inspired to write the poem The Birks of Aberfeldie. The water is a magnet for Dippers and Grey Wagtails. Goosander may hunt the small Brown Trout, along with Grey Heron in the deep pools. The woodland is a great place for birdsong in spring, with Wood Warbler a must-see bird. Other warblers include Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap. There’s a good chance of seeing Crossbill if the cones have developed on the Larch and Scots Pine. The area has several pairs of Buzzards plus Sparrowhawk and Kestrel. The birch woodland has Redstarts breeding and both Siskin and redpolls will feed on the birch seed during winter. The Beech trees can make a bonanza for Chaffinches and Brambling.