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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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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...

The Twelve Species of Speyside

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

Enchanting October

Oh October! Lovely warm orange colours and crunchy leaves underfoot and in the Cairngorm’s National Park, nature’s natural firework...

Spendid September

September is a month of change, a change in colour, a change in weather and a change in wildlife. The Cairngorms National Park has so...

Midsummer Moments

At the Speyside Wildlife Evening Hide in the Cairngorms, the action has kept going. The Badgers have kept coming in every day like...

Winter Secrets

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

Hungry Badgers

Throughout the Cairngorms, we have passed by the tipping point of summer and have begun our march towards Autumn with the signs of colder...

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...

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...

Summer at the Wildlife Hide

Our new wildlife viewing facility has now been open for three weeks, and it feels great to be able to share wildlife sightings with the...

Welcome to our Wildlife Hide

It has been an exciting time at our wildlife hide, with more times to follow. After a few months of unanticipated waiting we are...

Nice Surprise at the Wildlife Hide

We will look back at the past fortnight and what has been active at our wildlife hide. the weather has been changeable, but the lighter...

5 Key Winter Species of the Cairngorms

Winter can be a quieter time of year for wildlife with many of migratory birds away and the weather more unpredictable. There is plenty...

NE250 with Julian Sykes and Kate Mennie

Starting with the Cairngorms National Park on the NE250 Ptarmigan This was an inaugural (and not our last) tour of the ‘NE250’, a road...

Spring in the Cairngorms

With only a few days of snow flurries, March into April has been reasonably mild in the Cairngorms, with daffodils making an early...

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