Category: mammals

Action at the Wildlife Hide

Spring has fully sprung, with nights getting much lighter and milder, wildlife being active and plenty of action at our Wildlife Hide. Fiiight! When the Badgers visit the hide, guests admire their cuteness, attractive looks and comical way they ‘hoover’ up the peanuts. The European Badger aren’t known for being

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Temperatures Rising in the Cairngorms

Wow, what a scorcher! This week has seen temperatures approach mid-twenties in what has been a glorious Easter in the Cairngorms. With snow falling just weeks ago, the tables have turned and blue skies and sunshine hitting Speyside. The resident birds are singing their hearts out along with huge influxes

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Spring in the Cairngorms

With only a few days of snow flurries, March into April has been reasonably mild in the Cairngorms, with daffodils making an early appearance and bird becoming very vocal. Some migrants like the Waxwing and Brambling are still being seen but frog spawn can be seen in many ponds and

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Has Spring arrived at the Wildlife Hide?

Is it Winter or Spring? The weather has indeed been changeable in the past few weeks, with what’s called the ‘lambing snow’ hitting the area last week. This has, I am sure, caused some confusion amongst some animals as they prepare for the breeding season ahead. The clocks have ‘sprung’

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Scotland’s Big 5 – Wildlife in the Cairngorms

There is no doubt that people visit Scotland for it’s wildlife. It is no African safari, but Scotland has its own unique ‘Big 5’ wildlife species, that are said to be the reasons why wildlife enthusiasts visit this varied country. Out of the five, four of the species can be

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Braving the Weather at the Wildlife Hide

It was a wet and windy week at the Wildlife Hide, with brief sightings including footage from our night vision cameras. As we head into the later part of March, the animals will be getting more active as they prepare for the arrival of young back. The evenings are getting

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Inquisitive Visitors to the Hide

The warm weather lasted until the end of February, where the mammals behaviour changed as the females start to look ahead to giving birth in the next month and Spring arrives. They have been moving around a lot, defending territories and searching for food. The Tawny Owls are becoming vocal,

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February in the Cairngorms

With freezing temperatures at the beginning and temperatures of seventeen degrees by the end, February has felt like a jump into Spring. Birds and wildlife have been on the move, with garden birds starting to sing loudly from the tree tops. With a lack of snow for the later part

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