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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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Summer Showdown at the Hide

The Wildlife Hide has had a busy season this year with the nights now drawing in and Autumn coming to an end. We have had visitors from...

September in the Cairngorms

Although Summer is at an end, some days have had warmth in the air with a mix of light showers and sunny spells. Autumn colours began to...

All Grown-up!

The days are drawing in here in the heart of Speyside and change is clearly afoot. The bright purple on the surrounding hills is ageing...

What do Badgers look like?

Here in the Highlands of Scotland we are blessed with an abundance of rich wildlife, sometimes literally on our doorstep! While Badgers...

A Scottish Summer Continues

As England experienced a heat wave, here in the Cairngorms we welcomed a breeze to our warm air and rain drops to our dry gardens and...

Nights that barely see complete darkness…

As nights that barely see complete darkness, very slowly begin to take on an earlier hue of dusky grey and July edges further away from...

What is a Pine Marten?

Here in the beautiful Scottish Highlands we are blessed to have in our midst some of the most beautiful and endangered species in the UK....

June in the Cairngorms

It has been the “fourth hottest June ever experienced in Scotland. (BBC NEWS)” with temperate of thirty-two degrees on the last week on...

Pine Marten Fun

Pine Martens aren’t always predictable as to when and where they might be seen. On occasions away from the hide I have seen them as I...

The Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel (Judith Nott) The Red Squirrel – possibly one of the most iconic species of the Highlands of Scotland – is much loved by...

Scotland or the Mediterranean?

For over a month now the weather has been dry and sunny with last week recording the hottest temperatures of thirty-two degrees. With...

Midsummer Fun at the Hide

The Summer Solstice, or Midsummer is when the sun is at its highest point in the sky of the year and known as the longest day. Here in...

Summer Nights at the Hide

With the lighter evenings, every night at the hide is different as to what and when things will make an appearance. The Badgers are...

May in the Cairngorms

Summer has finally arrived in the Cairngorms after what has been a long and cold Winter/Spring. With temperate of around twenty five...

Late Nights and Kit Delight

An interesting time all round at the wildlife hide the past couple of weeks. With very light, warm evenings and darkness falling around...

Speyside 24/7 2018 Trip Report

“What a great week we had, full of surprises. After spending one evening visiting our Evening Mammal Hide, where we saw Badgers and two...

Light, Cameras, Action!

The sun has been shining this May, giving us plenty of chances to explore the Cairngorms and what it has to offer. With sunshine and dry...

Love is in the Air….

Whether you were inclined to be glued to the TV this past weekend or whether you had a pressing engagement to empty your septic tank it...

Who’s Watching..?

The temperate is finally getting warmer, the weather has brightened up for the Mayday weekend and the Wildlife Hide is getting busier....

I Spy…At The Hide

The last week of April, the birds are singing, and wildlife is becoming more active. As you walk through open woodland you begin to see...

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