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Sunrises and Supermoon – Muir of Dinnet NNR

We – and – the rest of the world – started the week with a supermoon. That’s when the moon’s orbit most closely approaches the earth at the same time that there is a full moon. I always remember the … Continue reading

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Snow Days

The north wind shall blow and we shall have snow, and what shall the robin do then, poor thing? He’ll hide in a barn to keep himself warm and hide his head under his wing….d’you know, that doesn’t sound like … Continue reading

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Wet and Wetter – Muir of Dinnet NNR

What a wet week. I must admit that I’ve not taken many pictures this week, as it’s been so horrible – either because there’s been no wildlife to see, the light has been really poor or I’ve not been carrying … Continue reading

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Snow and Swans- Muir of Dinnet NNR

I think I’m going to call this week officially winter. We had our first snow lying on the reserve, albeit above 1000 feet…though nothing to lower levels yet. It was trying to snow lower down on Monday but it never really … 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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Cold and Frosty Mornings- Muir of Dinnet NNR

November has arrived…and it’s turned a bit “brrrrrr”. There were a couple of hard frosts this week, especially over Thursday night. I don’t really mind- I’d far rather it was cold and clear than this incessant dampness we’ve had…and the … 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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