The Watcher

January 2019 Edition

With the winter solstice now passed we are already noticing the days beginning to lengthen and it’s hard to believe that some of our local wildlife will already be beginning to prepare for the breeding season again. On clear calm days, Golden Eagles can be seen displaying over their territories and even doing a bit of nest repairing........

December 2018 Edition

We’re absolutely delighted to learn that this season’s BBC Winterwatch will be coming from Strathspey in the New Year, based literally on our doorstep in the village of Nethybridge. Springwatch and Autumnwatch will also be from the same location in 2019 so be sure to tune in to see some spectacular wildlife! 

November 2018 Edition

Spectacular numbers of Redwings and Fieldfares are currently moving through the Strath stripping the berry trees and will likely stay well in to November until the supply runs out. It’s always worth checking any Thrush flocks you find for the possibility of one of the rarer species such as Black-throated, White’s or Dusky Thrush, you never know your luck. We’ve also been hearing of the first Waxwing sightings so fingers crossed there are more of these colourful winter visitors to arrive. 

October 2018 Edition

A bumper crop of berries this autumn around Strathspey is great news for birds and birders visiting the area. This month will see hundreds of thousands of winter Thrushes heading our way and the more berries the longer they will stay with is before heading further south. 

September 2018 Edition

After an incredible long hot summer, it’s all change this month with the days already feeling a little chillier. Wader passage is already underway with birds returning from the breeding grounds in the far north and there are some great spots nearby to see them. 

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