Tag Archives: migrant birds

Summer? What Summer? – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Summer? What summer? No, that’s not a reflection on the weather, even though it’s blowing a northerly gale as I write this. It’s just that, for a great many creatures, there’s no such thing as ‘summer’ ….the year segues seamlessly … Continue reading

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Migration Magic – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Hello folks, how are you getting on under lockdown? While there are some aspects of it I enjoy (having time to have hobbies, unlike normal), it has brought home to me that I am not cut out for a desk … Continue reading

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January Warmth – Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a warm and lovely week it has been. After the storms of last week, the weather has settled and it’s at least pretending to be spring. Already? Well, the signs are all there but I can’t help but think … Continue reading

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Grebes, Geese and Great Weather!

Scorchio! It’s been in the low twenties most of this week and the sunshine is bringing on all the trees and flowers. But it also means we’re back into high fire risk again. Please  respect this and don’t light fires … Continue reading

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Hellos and Goodbyes – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s really, finally, properly felt like spring this week. Though that took a day or two, there was fresh snow on Morven on Monday and it was bitterly cold until Tuesday. Then the temperature jumped by 10 degrees! What a … Continue reading

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Shades of Grey – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Shades of Grey. No, not a dodgy book, but a fair description of the weather this week. It was Thursday until we saw the sun…or even the sky, for that matter…and that was just a brief glimmer in amongst the … Continue reading

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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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