Tag Archives: migrant birds

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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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

What a week it’s been. Sunny and warm, and a lot of the birds are feeding youngsters just now. We started the week by spotting these young lapwing in the fields. Like all wader chicks, they are active from hatching, … Continue reading

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Dry Days, Green Trees

What a wonderful week it’s been. Warm, sunny and dry. And it’s warmed up enough to bring the insects out in force (sorry – that means the midges are just starting too). By far the most spectacular of these this week … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Sunny Springtime

It’s been  a lovely week on  the reserve. Blue skies, sun, frosty mornings and green trees – what more could you want? Green is definitely the most dominant colour in the woods now. It’s not just the trees that are … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR -The Cruellest Month

“April is the cruelest month” wrote TS Eliot, “drawing lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain”. Boy, did he know what he was talking about! The winter tyres are still on the car … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Frosts and Fine Days

It’s been one of those weeks where you can practically feel spring advancing. Yes, it started cold- very cold- and we had minus 4 and frosty on Monday. The grass was white and the newly-emerged nettles were covered in frost. … Continue reading

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Muir of Dinnet NNR – Spring Flowers and April Showers

We’re right in the heart of spring just now. All the fields are full of lambs, no longer gamboling unsteadily on new legs, and the daffodils are just starting to go over. Here on the reserve, the wild flowers are … Continue reading

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Warm and Wet

Well, that’s the end of March and a quarter of the year gone. Did anyone else blink and miss it? Surely, now it’s coming into April, it’s safe to take the winter tyres off the car? You’d have thought so … Continue reading

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The First Migrants are Back!

Yup, the title says it all. The first spring migrants are back, with a pair of sand martins seen zooming over Loch Davan on Monday morning. Admittedly, they probably wished they weren’t as it was blizzarding at that point but … Continue reading

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