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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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Impatient Pine Marten at the Hide

The leaves are beginning to fall from the tees and bushes, making it easier to see any animals approaching the hide. This past week the mammals have been getting earlier at coming in, meaning we have moved the meet up time to try and avoid too much disturbance. One Pine

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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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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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