Category: birds

October in the Cairngorms

October has been a month of change. From the change in the seasonal weather, to the behaviours and movements of the wildlife in the national park. The overnight frosts play a part in shocking trees and shrubs to start their Autumn transformation. With the first frost in September the colours

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Wildlife Hide Antics

The last official week of the summer season, with the wildlife hide still being visited as the schools go on holiday. Quite a few windy nights made for some interesting and at times, nervous animals visiting. But cooler weather is starting to take hold in the Cairngorms, with the first

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Orca, british columbia

British Columbia 2019 with Roy Atkins and Julian Sykes

We set out into Johnstone Straight with high hopes that we might see Orca. The captain seemed pretty confident, but fog was making us slightly nervous. Fifteen minutes later, there they were!! Not just one or two but lots of them, as two families had come together to socialise and

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September in the Cairngorms

September saw a huge difference in weather patterns, with storms over America, in the Cairngorms we got a combination of warm days before the wind and rain arrived. With the calmer weather the first of the seasons frosty nights began, meaning that the environment and behaviours of animals has changed.

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Impatient Pine Marten at the Hide

The leaves are beginning to fall from the tees and bushes, making it easier to see any animals approaching the hide. This past week the mammals have been getting earlier at coming in, meaning we have moved the meet up time to try and avoid too much disturbance. One Pine

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Leaping Pine Martens at the Wildlife Hide

The evening wildlife hide has been very busy with animals, including the usual Wood Mice, Bats and Owls flying by. Summer is coming to an end and nights getting darker, the mammals are continuing to be entertaining with regular sightings. As previously mentioned, the Pine Martens have been finding other

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Young Kestrel (Chris Piper)

Yorkshire in Summer with Sally Nowell

This was our first venture into Yorkshire in the summer and it did not disappoint! Our trip was packed with great Reserves, stunning scenery, hidden valleys and quiet country roads, friendly people and welcoming hotels, but best of all it was stacked with some of nature’s real delights……. A major

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