The Watcher

July 2017 Edition

As we move on in to July, with plenty of newly fledged young about, bird numbers at this time of year are at a peak. Wader chicks already growing rapidly in the fields and many birds well in to their second or even third clutches......

June 2017 Edition

The Swifts are busily wheeling around Grantown now so it must be summer!  They actually nest in the hotel roof so you will be greeted by their evocative screams from dusk to dawn.  

May 2017 Edition

By now the last of the summer migrants should have arrived, with the return of Spotted Flycatchers usually heralding the end of another spring migration in the Highlands, these birds have shown a remarkable shift north. Now scarce in England but an increasingly  common sight in Highlands woodlands, especially around Strathspey.......

April 2017 Edition

With the clocks now pushed forward and rapidly lengthening days, spring is truly in the Highland air. The first returning Ospreys are busy repairing nests, Divers and Slavonian Grebes are now back on their breeding lochs and waders have returned to the farmland and moors. 

March 2017 Edition

After the hard days of winter, March finally sees Spring officially arrive, though in the Highlands any milder days still regularly give way to bitter winds and snow storms. Flocks of Lapwings and Curlews have already been sighted flying up the river Spey and Findhorn and by March will be already be starting to hold territory and display.........

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Celebrity Guided Week with Nigel Marven 25th Nov-1st Dec 2017

Join us and Naturalist and Wildlife TV Producer & Presenter NIGEL MARVEN to look for some of Scotlandís iconic wildlife. Includes 6 nights Full Board accommodation, 5 fully guided day trips, a talk and film by Nigel, free wine with dinner and much more.


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