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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...

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...

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....

Historic Speyside

There's so many special species to see in the Cairngorms National Park, from Golden Eagles, Crested Tits, Red Squirrels, Black Grouse to...

Otter Spotting

We are spoiled for choice with amazing wildlife here in the Scottish Highlands. From Golden eagles soaring high above open hills to Red...

Our Cairngorms National Park

When booking a Guided Day Out with us, you may not know what itinerary to choose, a popular choice is ‘Our Cairngorms National Park’....

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...

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,...

Delightful December

Frosty mornings and cool crisp air decorates Speyside during the month of December. After colder nights, smaller birds are forced to...

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