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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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March 2024 Evening Mammal Hide Update

Badger Sightings The Badgers continue to come in and feed at our hide near Aviemore, now that the winter has passed it is warmer and that...

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...

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...

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...

Wonderful Wildlife and Walking

It’s a great past time of mine, walking and looking for wildlife at the same time. In the past couple years, gaining more experience as a...

Owls in Speyside, Scotland

In this blog post we’ll talk about the four most regular owl species found in Speyside and in most of Britain. Because most of these are...

Monthly Hide Update

Here is our monthly update from our Evening Mammal Hide in the Cairngorms, near Aviemore. Badgers - They’ve been coming in every day...

Monthly Hide Report

Here is our monthly update from our Evening Mammal Hide in the Cairngorms, near Aviemore. Badgers - The Badgers have continued to amuse...

Raptor Blog

Common Buzzard (Buteo Buteo) - One of our commonest raptors and often mistaken for the Golden Eagle, it has been dubbed the ‘Tourist’s...

Evening Wildlife Watching Hide Update

Our Local Badger Clan - There are at least nine Badgers in our group, one of which is a cub from this year which took almost a month to...

Botany in Speyside (Part 2)

Hello everyone, it’s Harris here and we are back with part two of ‘Botany in Speyside’. Last time we looked at some of the rarest plants...

Midsummer is Here

At our Evening Mammal Hide near Aviemore, the Badgers are still coming regularly to feed and delight our visitors at every turn. There’s...

June Is Here

The action has kept going at our Evening Wildlife Watching Hide and the Badgers have been coming every night. No sign of the cubs yet but...

Spring is Here

At our Evening Wildlife Watching Hide, the Badgers have continued to entertain visitors. They feed peacefully most of the time but now...

Pine Martens in the Scottish Highlands

One of our most elusive mammals in Britain, the Pine Marten captures human imagination. It is a member of the weasel family Mustelidae,...

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