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WELCOME TO THE SPEYSIDE WILDLIFE BLOG

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

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Finches of Speyside

This blog focuses on finches, a group of colourful songbirds known for their diet of seeds and insects. It will discuss how to recognise...

Tit Species in Speyside

In this blog post we’ll talk about the five species of tit that occur in Speyside. All of them can occur on bird feeders here, but one of...

The Chronicle's Of My Garden Birdfeeders

I'm lucky to live in the Cairngorms National Park and I have positioned my bird feeders in my garden so I can sit and watch them from my...

Crossbills

There are currently three species of crossbill recognised in Speyside: the Common Crossbill, the Scottish Crossbill and the Parrot...

Wonderful Wildlife and Walking

It’s a great past time of mine, walking and looking for wildlife at the same time. In the past couple years, gaining more experience as a...

Owls in Speyside, Scotland

In this blog post we’ll talk about the four most regular owl species found in Speyside and in most of Britain. Because most of these are...

The Arrival of the Autumn Migration

Here in Strathspey, it has been noticeable quieter the last couple weeks. Warblers and Swallows left us to head for warmer climates for...

Raptor Blog

Common Buzzard (Buteo Buteo) - One of our commonest raptors and often mistaken for the Golden Eagle, it has been dubbed the ‘Tourist’s...

A Lunch with a View in the Cairngorms

As any good guide knows, when planning a day out, you don’t only think of the species you hope to see and where you think they might be....

The Martens Landed

The action has kept going at Speyside Wildlife’s Evening Wildlife Watching Hide over the winter. The Badgers are still coming, enjoying...

Grouse of the Cairngorms National Park

(Red Grouse, Ptarmigan, Black Grouse - K.Mennie) There are many birds and wildlife that people hope to see when they go out with one our...

Big Garden Birdwatch

Every year, the RSPB promotes their Big Garden Bird Watch. The idea is to get a collection of information from all over the UK. It’s a...

Binoculars, Biscuits and Bird Lists

January is just around the corner, and with a new year looming, our guides are all tallying up and reflecting on their bird lists. There...

The Twelve Species of Speyside

Twelve Bramblings perching, Eleven Snow Buntings flocking, Ten Red Deer prancing, Nine Red Squirrels leaping, Eight Black Grouse grazing,...

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