Tag: wildlife watching

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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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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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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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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Black Grouse Lekking – the Greatest Show!

Black Grouse, or Black Cock, with their distinctive red eyebrows, blue-black feathers and an impressive white tail that forms a fan when lekking, are a species that certainly put on a show. The females or ‘Greyhens’, are speckled brown with a white underwing to camouflage with their surroundings. Black Grouse

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