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WELCOME TO THE SPEYSIDE WILDLIFE BLOG

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

 

Winter Changes

The animals are beginning to change in appearance as the nights grow darker and the weather colder. Both the Badgers and Pine Martens are...

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...

Macho Males

Within the clan, our two younger boars are steadily approaching full maturation as they head towards their second year. Although they...

Summer in Speyside

It has been a busy few months in Speyside; the spring quickly rolled into summer....

Nocturnal Neighbours

Our local wildlife is constantly coming into close contact with human settlements and at the hide we benefit from this close...

New Arrival

We have had an exciting new arrival at the Speyside Wildlife Hide this month. A female Pine Marten with a perfectly placed brown spot in...

Sociable Sightings

Early Spring is a particularly busy time for the Badgers social life and an array of different social behaviors have emerged. The Badgers...

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...

New Year at the Wildlife Hide

Happy new year from everyone at Speyside Wildlife and of course the wildlife here in the Cairngorms National Park! Thank you to all the...

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...

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...

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...

An Old Friend at the Wildlife Hide

The winter season has begun, with the clocks going back and dark evening ahead. Our evening wildlife hide continues to have visitors and...

Mice for Dinner at the Wildlife Hide

The nights are rapidly drawing in, the colours on the trees are turning and we have had some very mixed weather. The Wildlife Hide has...

Braving the Weather at the Wildlife Hide

It was a wet and windy week at the Wildlife Hide, with brief sightings including footage from our night vision cameras. As we head into...

February in the Cairngorms

With freezing temperatures at the beginning and temperatures of seventeen degrees by the end, February has felt like a jump into Spring....

New Visitors to the Wildlife Hide

The mild weather continues in the Cairngorms and at the wildlife hide. There has been a Spring step in all the wildlife over the last...

Wintery month at the Wildlife Hide

With a mild start to the year, the weather has certainly turned more Wintery, with snow creating a white blanket on the ground and...

November in the Cairngorms

The cold nights and the storms bringing lots of wind, caused the last of the golden autumn leaves to blow off the trees, leaving them...

Autumn at the Wildlife Hide

The season is coming to and end now, with the night’s drawing in and clocks changing at the weekend. After a warm Summer, the Autumn...