This was a very exciting video to shoot. It’s not every day that you get to see a Pine Marten up close and eat cake!
We were sent up to the Cruachan power station by Scottish Power. They have Pine Martens which come out and steal cake from the bird table.
Thee BBC’s The One Show had been up to film them, but the Pine Martens failed to show. One of the lovely ladies in the visitor’s centre cafe, Shona, made a Jamie Oliver cake to tempt them. I waited for 4 hours and suddenly the Pine Marten made an appearance. The hairs stood up on my arms when I saw her and she was only 5 metres away. She came back up 5 or 6 times, taking great lumps of cake. They are beautiful creatures and it was rather nice to succeed where The One Show had failed