Category: cairngorms

Speyside 24/7 Holiday – witness change in the Cairngorms!

Stepping outside our fabulous accommodation in Speyside at The Steading, you are instantly immersed in the sounds of Spring in the Cairngorms. Join us on our ‘Speyside 24/7’ holiday as Tree Pipits sing high, crossbills chirp amongst the pines and Ospreys call by the river. With a backdrop of snow-capped

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Winter Survival for Wildlife in the Cairngorms

Winter is a harsh time for all, especially the wildlife that calls the Cairngorms home. With short daylight hours, gale force winds and layers of ice and snow, making searching for food a daily battle. As humans, we adapt to the changeable weather by wearing layers of clothes, seeking shelter

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January in the Cairngorms

The first month of the new year is over and we look forward to the year ahead. Until the middle of January, the Cairngorms had experienced quite a mild Winter, with garden flowers starting to bloom. With a fresh layer of the snow, the countryside has gleamed, perfect for Winter

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Wintery month at the Wildlife Hide

With a mild start to the year, the weather has certainly turned more Wintery, with snow creating a white blanket on the ground and mountains. The Cairngorms National Park has welcomed BBC Winterwatch to the area where they have broadcast their programme this week, showcasing the best of our local

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Welcome to the BBC Winterwatch Team

Winterwatch is here! The return of BBC Winterwatch has arrived and if you haven’t heard already, it’s coming from our very own Cairngorms National Park. Here at Speyside Wildlife we are excited that the programmes will be based in Abernethy, for not just Winterwatch but also Springwatch and Autumnwatch. The

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Black Grouse Lekking – the Greatest Show!

Black Grouse, or Black Cock, with their distinctive red eyebrows, blue-black feathers and an impressive white tail that forms a fan when lekking, are a species that certainly put on a show. The females or ‘Greyhens’, are speckled brown with a white underwing to camouflage with their surroundings. Black Grouse

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Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Happy New Year! We hope that you all had a good time over the festive period and that the new year brings lots of new wildlife moments whether they are with Speyside Wildlife or during your spare time. As mentioned the previous blog, British or Scottish bird year lists are

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Winter Preparations at the Hide

After the busy Summer season at the Wildlife Hide, things have taking a slower approach. The evenings are at their darkest and the wildlife are preparing for the Winter ahead, whatever weather it may bring. The Mice, Deer and Tawny Owls have been active around the hide, with the Deer

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