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White Weather and Wild Geese – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s been another icy week on the reserve. The freeze/ thaw weather has continued, with the temperature swinging to either side of freezing on a more or less daily basis. This rock says it all, really… This has meant the … Continue reading

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Freeze/Thaw -Muir of Dinnet NNR

That’s what it’s been doing here this week – freezing and thawing. Then thawing and freezing again some more. It was a cold start to the week, with a fresh sprinkle of snow to welcome us back to work. Morven … Continue reading

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Frozen – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Firstly, Happy New Year, folks. I hope it’s a good one for you and you stay safe and well. At the moment, the reserve car park, walks and toilets are all open but please follow all government advice while visiting. … Continue reading

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Christmas Camera Traps – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Hi I’m Mark and I’ve recently started working for NatureScot as a Student Placement on the NNR’s in Tayside and Grampian! My work here is really varied; one day I’m doing bird surveys at Forvie, on another I’ll be using … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Water – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Water is wonderful stuff, isn’t it? Well, for the most part …if you’re drowning, or getting flooded, you’re probably not in favour of the stuff, but it is integral to life our particular rock. And it’s so easy to overlook … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas – Muir of Dinnet NNR

We all know the song – well, bits of it anyway – don’t we? ‘On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….’  and then the unnamed narrator proceeds to receive a veritable menagerie of birds, noblemen, … Continue reading

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Wet and Grey – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Thanks goodness for Christmas lights on the way to work. That’s about the only bright and cheerful thing we’ve seen all week. The weather has been pretty foul – dull, grey and wet. On top of everything else 2020 has … Continue reading

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Dazzling December Days – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….everywhere you go. I’ve never seen so many lights up as early as this year. I’m starting to feel like a right stick-in-the-mud for only planning to put the tree up mid- December! … Continue reading

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Frosty Sunrises – Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a spectacular start to the week. No, not the heart- stopping swerve to avoid fallen branches in the dark, but the sunrise. Monday was dawn goose count day, so it meant an ultra-early start to get on-site while it … Continue reading

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Snow and Signs of Spring – Muir of Dinnet NNR

As we roll into the second half of November, we’re seeing signs of the year turning. One of the things I truly love about living at this latitude is that we get ‘proper’ seasons, and, if you are tuned into … Continue reading

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