Tag Archives: migrant birds

Summer and Autumn – Muir of Dinnet NNR

This week it’s suddenly autumn. Now, don’t look at me like that….for at least some of our wildlife, the year has turned. This week has marked the first passage of waders southbound, failed breeders from the high Arctic. We’ve also seen … Continue reading

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Sweltering Summer – Muir of Dinnet NNR

That’s been 21 days without any rain now…and there’s none in the forecast unless we get a thundershower. We’re all getting really twitchy about the possibility of fires, especially as there was a small fire just off the reserve at … Continue reading

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Muddy Paths and Moth Hunting – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Hello folks and we hope you enjoyed your extra blog this week. Karen is our Reserve Assistant for the summer and she’ll be writing extra blogs….so hopefully you’ll be even more up-to-date with what’s happening at Dinnet! As you probably saw … Continue reading

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Snakes and Spring Migrants – Muir of Dinnet NNR

We’ve had a fairly typical April week on the reserve, with sun, showers, snakes and spring migrants all putting in an appearance. The adders have been showing their socks off (which isn’t a bad achievement for something with no feet) … Continue reading

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Spring Arrivals -Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s definitely and belatedly spring. The frost light’s only come on once in the car this week and I even didn’t need a jacket on Monday!  We’ve also had a few more migrants back and the duck count on Monday was … Continue reading

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Springtime and Snakes- Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s officially spring. I’ve taken the winter tyres off the car (which usually provokes a week of snow) and we’ve had the first migrants back, with an osprey and a sand martin on Thursday. Once you start seeing  these, you … Continue reading

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Wet and Wonderful – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s World Wetlands Day today. Happens every year on 2nd February. So why celebrate wetlands? Well, they’re hugely important for wildlife….AND hugely useful for us, too. Yes, they are great places for wildlife, but they also help slow global warming … Continue reading

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Spectacular Skies – Muir of Dinnet NNR

We’ve had some spectacular skies this week. Even if you don’t like snow, the sky art they produce has been well worth seeing. I, personally, don’t object to snow (unless I’m driving in it) and I’ve been loving watching the … Continue reading

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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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