The Watcher

November 2016 Edition

After one of the most spectacular autumn migrations on record for rare and unusual birds turning up, November sees things settling down in to winter, though who knows what may be lurking out there still to be found......

October 2016 Edition

Itís a bumper berry crop this year in the Strath with the Rowans dripping bright red fruit everywhere you look, which is good news for the birds this autumn as well as the birdwatchers. Migrant thrushes will stop to feed longer on their way through, and in past years with so many berries 10s of thousands can gather in the area, especially as this is usually their first landfall and they are hungry birds! .......

September 2016 Edition

With the current heatwave of 27 degrees today, Swifts still screaming over Grantown itís hard to turn to the cold and misty mornings ahead, but September brings with it a beauty like no other month to the Highlands.......

August 2016 Edition

With the ďdog daysĒ of summer nearly over, by August we already begin to see the first changes towards autumn in the Highlands. The remaining Curlews, Lapwings and Oystercatchers call restlessly over the farmland and flocks of Meadow Pipits scatter along the roadsides as you drive....... 

July 2016 Edition

Hopefully by now we should be seeing local bird populations swell with newly fledged young on the wing always a great sight to see. Some species carry on with a second brood, others like Crested Tits tend to be single brooded unless maybe their first clutch is predated. Itís a great time for birding as many of the youngsters and adults tend to flock together in areas where there is rich feeding......

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RED DEER RUT WEEK Saturday 14th to Saturday 21st October 2017

Come and join us for the Red Deer Rut.  A full BWWC programme of wildlife watching events is included along with trips to try and see the Red Deer rutting.  From just £455pp (for 7 nights) DB&B.


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