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WELCOME TO THE SPEYSIDE WILDLIFE BLOG

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

 

Hibernation

Hibernation is generally described as a long deep sleep, where animals will slow their metabolism and activity to sleep through the...

December in the Cairngorms

December days are short, so it is good to make the most of the daylight hours and fresh air to go wildlife watching. Although we have...

The White’s Thrush Saga

Two years ago, I told you about how Santa took up birding and soon became completely hooked on this wonderful hobby we share with him…...

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...

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...

Mountain Hare – Importance of Camouflage

There are many birds and mammals that attract people to the Highlands and the Cairngorms National Park at all times of the year. In the...

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...

Acrobatics at the Wildlife Hide

The nights are dark, the snow has been in the air and the wildlife has been active in the evening watch hide. With fewer visitors, the...

Fantastic Fungi

Autumn has been a perfect time to look for the fantastic fungi found in nature. Coming in all shapes, sizes and colours the wet autumn...

Special Guest at the Wildlife Hide

The Autumn storms have passed over and the nights are drawing darker at the wildlife hide. Since opening in July we have watched the...

October in the Cairngorms

A month of rain, wind, sunshine and plenty of wildlife, Autumn has been in full swing this month in the Cairngorms National Park. After...

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...

Autumn Wildlife to Look Out For

This is a unique time of year when we see the movement of birds on migration. The new season arrives, and we start to spot some...

September in the Cairngorms

Days that start off cool and frosty warming during the day, showers of rain and leaves beginning to fall, it must be September in 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...

August in the Cairngorms

The local area was booming with visitors in Autumn, and the countryside looks its Summery best with colour galore. The sunshine made an...

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...

Bird species of the month – Osprey

As we come to the end of the summer months, we take a look at one of the areas favourite breeding birds found in here in the Cairngorms...

COMPETITION TIME!

Just because we can’t see you at Birdfair this week it won’t stop us running our usual ‘mythical’ bird quiz! So here it is…. we think Roy...