Category: scottish wildlife

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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Rewilding in Scotland Understanding it.

Rewilding is not just about the reintroduction of large carnivores such as Wolf and Lynx, its about the restoration of ecosystems and this has been happening for some considerable years now, right under our noses with the reintroduction of White-Tailed Eagle, Red Kites and Beaver. But as the rewilding movement

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New Visitors to the Wildlife Hide

The mild weather continues in the Cairngorms and at the wildlife hide. There has been a Spring step in all the wildlife over the last couple of weeks, including our Pine Martens. Winter still has time to return, but the mild February so far has meant that the wildlife has

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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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