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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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Continued Watching at our Wildlife Hide…

After the news about our wildlife hide, we were determined not to let this affect the wildlife. Baiting has been continued and we have another wildlife viewing area to enjoy. Within a couple of nights, the wildlife was getting used to the new area, with Badgers taking slightly longer to

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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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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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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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