Tag: cairngorms

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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Mice for Dinner at the Wildlife Hide

The nights are rapidly drawing in, the colours on the trees are turning and we have had some very mixed weather. The Wildlife Hide has been continuing to be busy as we now creep into Autumn after busy summer months. All the usual mammals have been showing well and keeping

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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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Brave Pine Martens at the Wildlife Hide

With summer holiday’s continuing, the wildlife hide has been busy, with a noticeable difference to the daylight getting shorter. Even though the wildlife has been getting annoyed with the Scottish midges, the unsettled weather luckily hasn’t put them off and there has been plenty of action to keep guests entertained.

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G Fletcher Marten

Stormy Nights and Interesting Behaviour

We are now in the height of the summer holidays and the wildlife hide has been full of interesting behaviours and some stormy nights. Along with the very mild temperatures, the weather patterns have been unusual, with many thunderstorms. There has been some delay in the animals making an appearance,

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May/June in the Cairngorms

Snow flurries still occurred throughout May, much to the wildlife’s surprise. Migrant bird such as Cuckoo and Flycatchers were establishing breeding grounds. Swallows, Warblers and Swift were later arriving in the area due to the strange wind directions, but have since been very active since arriving back, with ‘screams’ of

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Peregrine Falcon

Raptors Of The Highlands

In the Cairngorms National Park Our previous ‘Raptors of the Highlands’ trip had us in awe of the birds of prey found in the Cairngorms National Park. Two full days in the National Park were spent down in Findhorn Valley, with close views of Peregrine Falcon and Red Kite, plus

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