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WELCOME TO THE SPEYSIDE WILDLIFE BLOG

Including our Evening Mammal Hide reports, seasonal updates and holiday trip reports.

 

Winter Secrets

As we move through the month of October the colours throughout Speyside have transformed into shades of gold, orange and yellow. The...

Curious Cub

It has been a beautiful and peaceful time at the Speyside Wildlife Mammal Hide and a joy to watch the Badgers continue to nosy their way...

New Beginnings

A week of beautiful weather has had everyone in the Cairngorms breathing a sigh of relief after a particularly tricky cold and wet start...

April in the Cairngorms

April showers of the white kind carpeted the Cairngorm National Park this April. We had all four seasons in one month and our wildlife...

The Inner Hebrides of Scotland

With its rugged coastline, remote islands, blue water and wildlife around every corner, the Coast of Scotland is a popular place to visit...

A Busy Hide as the Nights Lighten

This week has brought back the colder weather, delivering us ‘lambing snow’ and the Badgers have been making prompt appearances at the...

March in the Cairngorms

Although many of you have not had the chance to visit the area for obvious reasons, we hope these blogs keep you up to date and excited...

Spring Signs at the Wildlife Hide

The wildlife around our wildlife hide has spring in their steps and activity levels are beginning to increase. As the last of the birds...

February in the Cairngorms

February in the Cairngorms has been a month of extreme lows and highs. We have had lows of -19c on the northern side of the National...

For the Love of Otters

There is one mammal in Scotland that mainly people hope to catch a glimpse of diving or lounging on seaweed, the Otter. Here at Speyside...

January in the Cairngorms

Temperatures in the Cairngorms this month have barely got above zero degrees Celsius, looking set to remain through February. Along with...

Footprints in the Snow

There is nothing quite like waking up to a blanket of snow that has fallen overnight. The dull browns of the winter countryside are now...

Close Encounters at the Wildlife Hide

We have been starting the hide earlier now that we are in the darkest month. With the first low-level snow, the wildlife sightings are...

November in the Cairngorms

It has been a month of early sunsets, woodland walks and time at home this November in the Cairngorms as winter creeps up on us. It has...

October in the Cairngorms

A month of rain, wind, sunshine and plenty of wildlife, Autumn has been in full swing this month in the Cairngorms National Park. After...

Hide and Seek at the Wildlife Hide

Dark nights are upon us and as the Autumn turns to Winter the feeding and movement of the mammals will begin to change. The wildlife hide...

Autumn Wildlife to Look Out For

This is a unique time of year when we see the movement of birds on migration. The new season arrives, and we start to spot some...