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WELCOME TO THE SPEYSIDE WILDLIFE BLOG

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

 

Starry Nights

As the nights are beginning to draw in the forest floor has become carpeted with fallen curled orange leaves. The clan are beginning to...

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...

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...

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...

Change in Season at the Wildlife Hide

We are heading into the Autumn months now at the wildlife hide. Nights are cooling and the outside lighting is becoming essential as we...

Grooming and Fights at the Wildlife Hide

The past few weeks have enjoyed welcoming so many visitors to our new wildlife hide facility. The summer holidays are over, but the...

Feeding Young at the Wildlife Hide

As June comes to an end, we update on the activity at the wildlife hide over the past couple of weeks. With the longest day falling last...

Badger Cubs at the Wildlife Hide

With the warmer weather and light nights, we look at the activity at the wildlife hide over the past couple of weeks. It’s not always...

Diary of a Wildlife Hide – 2019

To conclude this year’s Wildlife Watching Hide, let’s look back at 2019. If you have been following our weekly blogs, you will know all...

Coping with the cold at the Wildlife Hide

With November quickly coming to an end the mammal’s activity levels are more noticeable and so are the temperatures. The week started...

Wildlife Hide Antics

The last official week of the summer season, with the wildlife hide still being visited as the schools go on holiday. Quite a few windy...

Impatient Pine Marten at the Hide

The leaves are beginning to fall from the tees and bushes, making it easier to see any animals approaching the hide. This past week the...

Leaping Pine Martens at the Wildlife Hide

The evening wildlife hide has been very busy with animals, including the usual Wood Mice, Bats and Owls flying by. Summer is coming to an...

Stormy Nights and Interesting Behaviour

We are now in the height of the summer holidays and the wildlife hide has been full of interesting behaviours and some stormy nights....

Action at the Wildlife Hide

Spring has fully sprung, with nights getting much lighter and milder, wildlife being active and plenty of action at our Wildlife Hide....

Temperatures Rising in the Cairngorms

Wow, what a scorcher! This week has seen temperatures approach mid-twenties in what has been a glorious Easter in the Cairngorms. With...

Has Spring arrived at the Wildlife Hide?

Is it Winter or Spring? The weather has indeed been changeable in the past few weeks, with what’s called the ‘lambing snow’ hitting the...