The Watcher

January 2016 Edition

So far it is looking to be a very mild winter indeed this year, little snow even on the mountains though of course this may all change very quickly.  A lack of snow cover on the hills is bad news for any species relying on snow for camouflage, Mountain Hares stand out like a sore thumb against the dark heather and make easy pickings for hunting Eagles,..............

December 2015 Edition

At this time of year life can begin to get tough for wildlife in the Highlands as birds and animals struggle to survive the winter which at times can be the harshest seen in the British Isles............

November 2015 Edition

With autumn migration now over the birds are settling in to their winter quarters and wildlife prepares for the cold days ahead. A sure favourite to catch up with at this time of year is Mountain Hare and itís not necessary to venture too far in to the wilds to find them if you know where to look......

October 2015 Edition

This month usually sees the first cold days in the glens with frosts and maybe the first snows on the tops. The wildlife is now getting ready for winter, Mountain Hare and Ptarmigan turning white and wildfowl settling in to their winter feeding grounds....

September 2015 Edition

It doesnít seem long at all since spring migration, and already autumn passage is in full swing this month. The end of August has already seen many drift migrants turning up on the Aberdeenshire coast with easterly winds and September is sure to see many more. With the trees turning reds and golds and the Heather still in bloom it is without doubt one of the most picturesque months of the year...................

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