Category: day guide

Winter Survival for Wildlife in the Cairngorms

Winter is a harsh time for all, especially the wildlife that calls the Cairngorms home. With short daylight hours, gale force winds and layers of ice and snow, making searching for food a daily battle. As humans, we adapt to the changeable weather by wearing layers of clothes, seeking shelter

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January in the Cairngorms

The first month of the new year is over and we look forward to the year ahead. Until the middle of January, the Cairngorms had experienced quite a mild Winter, with garden flowers starting to bloom. With a fresh layer of the snow, the countryside has gleamed, perfect for Winter

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Welcome to the BBC Winterwatch Team

Winterwatch is here! The return of BBC Winterwatch has arrived and if you haven’t heard already, it’s coming from our very own Cairngorms National Park. Here at Speyside Wildlife we are excited that the programmes will be based in Abernethy, for not just Winterwatch but also Springwatch and Autumnwatch. The

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Black Grouse Lekking – the Greatest Show!

Black Grouse, or Black Cock, with their distinctive red eyebrows, blue-black feathers and an impressive white tail that forms a fan when lekking, are a species that certainly put on a show. The females or ‘Greyhens’, are speckled brown with a white underwing to camouflage with their surroundings. Black Grouse

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Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Happy New Year! We hope that you all had a good time over the festive period and that the new year brings lots of new wildlife moments whether they are with Speyside Wildlife or during your spare time. As mentioned the previous blog, British or Scottish bird year lists are

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October in the Cairngorms

October has seen the Cairngorms filled with sunshine and showers, Autumn colours and a change in our wildlife. The Summer visitors have all gone and there has been migrators in abundance arriving from colder climates. Some of these Winter visitors are the Fieldfare and Redwing from the thrush family. Fieldfare

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September in the Cairngorms

Although Summer is at an end, some days have had warmth in the air with a mix of light showers and sunny spells. Autumn colours began to appear as well as some impressive looking fungi in the woodlands nearby. The Autumn preparations have begun for our hibernating animals and for

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