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WELCOME TO THE SPEYSIDE WILDLIFE BLOG

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

 

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...

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...

Can Capercaillie fly? and other Myths!

Here in the Cairngorms National Park and specifically in Speyside, we are proud and privileged to have one of the UK’s most charismatic...

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...

Trinidad and Tobago 2018 Trip Report

Asa Wright Centre (Roy Atkins) “Standing on the Asa Wright veranda with coffee in hand as you watch hummingbirds, honeycreepers,...

Extremadura 2018 Trip Report

“It’s always a pleasure to be in Extremadura in the springtime and this year’s holiday was another delight – despite a couple of damp...

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...

And the Mammal Winners are…….

In a week that has seen the TV BAFTA winners come and go with the usual high drama, our eyes have instead been fixed on the mammals,...