Category: scottish wildlife

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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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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Crested Tit sitting on a branch in the Cairngorms

What’s that Bird? – Wildlife ID Qualification

Learn how to identify Scottish wildlife correctly through our Lantra accredited qualification – Wildlife Identification of the Cairngorms. Applications are now open for the third year of our successful course. Why should I do this course? If you’ve always wanted to know what the bird calls are that you hear

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