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

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Hide Update February 2024

Badgers A trickle of normality is returning following the end of winter at our hide near Aviemore in the Cairngorms. The Badgers have...

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...

January 2024 Evening Mammal Hide Update

Our local Badgers Winter is a quieter time at the hide for Badgers. Stormy and cold weather can sometimes keep them at bay and when they...

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...

December 2023 Mammal Hide Update

Autumn in the Cairngorms is a good time to view the mammals from the hide, they now have their thick winter coats and come in to feed and...

A Deep Slumber in Speyside has Begun.

The air in the Cairngorms is noticeably colder, the days are becoming shorter and nature is slowing down. In the past few weeks, I have...

Monthly Hide Update

Here is our monthly update from our hide near Aviemore in the Cairngorms. Our Local Badger Clan - There are at least eight Badgers in our...

Astronomical Cairngorms

Winter might be one of the quieter times of year here on Speyside. But one very important attraction exists and one that has been...

Spring in Speyside Is Almost Here

Our Badgers are still coming in every night with up to eight at a time on occasions. The cubs have grown up over the winter and in the...

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...

February Has Arrived in the Cairngorms

The action has kept going at Speyside Wildlife’s Evening Wildlife Watching Hide. The days are getting longer and from the 4th February...

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...

A Happy New Year 2023

The action has kept going at Speyside Wildlife’s Evening Wildlife Watching Hide. In the last weeks of 2022 we have had the Badgers coming...

The Twelve Species of Speyside

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

First Frosts of December

The action has kept going at Speyside Wildlife’s Evening Wildlife Watching Hide, the winter days are now upon us with the first frosts of...

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