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About dannyfabianharvey

Danny works for NatureScot as an Assistant Reserve Officer, at the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, in the Eastern Cairngorms National Park. He graduated in 2019 with an MSc in Ecology and Conservation from the University of Aberdeen. This has provided him with the scientific rigor required when dealing with issues of Ecology and Conservation, coupled with a profound respect for wildlife and habitats. He directs his own short films, two of which were Highly Commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2018. Currently, he is co-directing and filming a documentary feature called, 'The Bough Beaks', with independent production company, Mousehole Films, due to complete in the summer of 2023. Danny is regularly booked for his lively talks on Wildlife Filming, where he discusses the joys, challenges and techniques. Recently he has started working as a freelance bird surveyor, having conducted multiple farmland bird surveys for the James Hutton Institute for their Framework program. Previously, he has worked with the RSPB, Trees for Life and Aquila Ecology.

Winter is Here

Hi folks! Apologies for the slight delay in getting this out. I have been recovering from a recent bout of COVID-19. Since the pandemic started, I’d actually managed to avoid getting the virus, but it finally got me last week. … Continue reading

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Geese, Squirrels and Bare Branches

Hi folks! I expect everyone is gearing up for Bonfire Night; so don’t forget to check for sheltering hedgehogs and other creatures, seeking shelter in the log piles. I’m noticing most of the leaves have fallen here, much to my … Continue reading

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Descending into Autumn

Hi folks! We’re now officially into meteorological autumn. The recent weather is definitely reflective of John Keats’ ‘To Autumn’, but the colours aren’t quite there yet. Although the bracken is turning into a glorious orange colour, and there’s an abundance … Continue reading

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Winds of Change

Hi folks! Well, I know it’s not quite the ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ yet, but there’s definitely a chill in the air, early in the mornings and in the evenings, here at the Muir of Dinnet. It’s still … Continue reading

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Cameras, Butterflies and Frogs

Hi folks! I’m writing this blog on another extremely hot day. The temperatures are not quite as elevated compared to the July heatwave, but we are still enduring an exceptionally dry summer. My rain dances have clearly not paid off … Continue reading

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The Hot Topic!

Hi folks! The extreme temperatures have been a major concern here recently and their impacts on wildlife have not gone unnoticed.  During the last week, the temperatures soared to over 30°C at the Burn O’Vat; we were actually the hottest … Continue reading

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Angry Birds

It’s been a very hectic few weeks since I wrote my last blog post. Visitor numbers have definitely increased with the much-improved weather, and as a consequence it’s been all go here: conducting bird surveys, clearing brash (reducing the temptation … Continue reading

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