Category: scottish wildlife

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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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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Winter Preparations at the Hide

After the busy Summer season at the Wildlife Hide, things have taking a slower approach. The evenings are at their darkest and the wildlife are preparing for the Winter ahead, whatever weather it may bring. The Mice, Deer and Tawny Owls have been active around the hide, with the Deer

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Crested Tit sitting on a branch in the Cairngorms

What’s that Bird? – Wildlife ID Qualification

Learn how to identify Scottish wildlife correctly through our Lantra accredited qualification – Wildlife Identification of the Cairngorms. Applications are now open for the third year of our successful course. Why should I do this course? If you’ve always wanted to know what the bird calls are that you hear

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Autumn at the Wildlife Hide

The season is coming to and end now, with the night’s drawing in and clocks changing at the weekend. After a warm Summer, the Autumn colours in the area haven’t been as vibrant as they can usually be but still filled the countryside with a mix of orange/ yellow tones

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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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