Here, however, is a photo of the third dam down on the Burnieshed Burn with Noë Favre, a Swiss exchange student, who is studying geography at Dundee University. I should say 'was' because he returns to Switzerland in June.
The dam continues to grow.
In that same pond is a felled sycamore. You will notice that the bark has been stripped from the trunk.
And not far away is a single Norway spruce. This has been subjected to some stripping of its bark. The loss of shade that has resulted from the beavers' activities and the odd loss of a tree through wind blow has resulted in a dramatic surge of natural regeneration of birch.