Tag Archives: migrant birds

Mumruffins and Mavises – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Winter creeps ever closer. We’ve had minus temperatures a few mornings this week and the higher of the local hills are dusted with snow. Food will grow ever harder to find and, having eaten all the rowans, the thrushes are moving … Continue reading

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Autumn Gold- Muir of Dinnet NNR

We’ve finally been getting some sun this week to help bring out the wonderful autumn colours. The birches are just glowing in the sun and the whole reserve seems decked out on a shimmering golden gown. Get out soon, though, … Continue reading

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Redwings and Autumn Winds – Muir of Dinnet NNR

The wind thrushes have arrived! The reserve is practically sinking under the weight of redwings this week…I must have see upwards of 2000 on Wednesday alone. The easterly winds have brought them in from Scandinavian in huge numbers, with big … Continue reading

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Migrant Magic – Muir of Dinnet NNR

“The north wind shall blow and we shall have snow”…well, mercifully, no snow yet, but we’ve certainly had northerlies this week. The wind shifted to the north-west on Monday night and with it has come birds, riding it south away … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Officially Autumn

September’s here. The golden, changing month when summer slides into autumn, when the first frosts nip the air and when the wild geese arrive on rushing wings from the north. In myth, it was the month of Hermes, god of going, … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR- The Season of Plenty

Now we’re well into August, we have to start thinking about autumn rather than summer. I’m sure some of you must have noticed how cool and dewy the mornings are getting and they just feel….well, autumn-y. But autumn is a time … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Holiday Fun

It must be summer- that’s the schools broken up for the next seven (seven!!!!) weeks and the Fun Day has happened. We weren’t blessed with particularly good weather ….but we were still really, really busy! I must admit I was … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Getting Wet!

It’s been a wet week. And not in a good way! Arrived back on Tuesday from a long weekend to find the loos swimming in (mostly) water….they’d blocked and backed up. Splish, splash I was making a dash….straight for the … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Moths and Much Strimming!

The busy season is in full swing now. We’ll be full-on now until around mid- September, when it goes back to being merely busy, as opposed to totally mental! Everything is growing and we have lots of visitors – it’s summer and  … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – May Away!

Have just written the date down and, blimey, it’s June already. Where is the year going? It’s been as dry a year as I can remember, with only 21mm of rain locally. We’ve had lots of lovely days, with hot … Continue reading

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