Glorious Glenshee….plus my first view of snow bunting!

Today, we left quite early and headed up to Glenshee. It is somewhere I had never been before and the slopes above the ski centre can be good for a variety of species,… Continue reading

Charismatic Cresties!

One of my most favourite species to photograph whenever I come to Scotland, are the Crested Tits. These punk versions of our more commonly seen species are only found up here in Scotland,… Continue reading

Sunny Scottish Red Squirrels…

Again, Tim and I have been really lucky with the weather! Although it started off pretty cold and grey, the clouds parted and we were treated to more sunshine! Today, we spent time… Continue reading

February Sunshine on Red Grouse…..

Heading down from the snowy slopes with hares, we went in search of wildlife of the feathered kind…. red grouse. The February sunshine was getting low in the sky and this meant it… Continue reading

In the Company of Scottish Mountain Hare…..

My first day back up in Scotland and, with the weather looking promising, Tim ¬†and I headed up to photograph Mountain Hare. There was no snow really in Grantown on Spey , where… Continue reading

Lots of Bird Feeding Action on my Live Cams

With the weather still cold, my feeders have been busy and it is lovely to see such a wide variety of species visiting. My live cameras have been really popular and I have… Continue reading

Chilled Badgers, Encounters with Cats and Tawny Updates and Nest Box Build-up!

It’s been another busy week of footage at Yew View. As we get into February, my mind moves towards the breeding season and checking all my nest boxes and cameras are working. We… Continue reading

An Appearance on BBC Countryfile Winter Diaries

Just before Christmas, I welcomed the BBC Countryfile team to my garden, along with presenter Paul Martin, to film a piece for their Winter Diaries series. Our brief was to show the different… Continue reading

A New Barn Owl Box for Yew View

Since we have seen a barn owl regularly hunting along the bottom of the garden at Yew View, we have been keen to offer as many opportunities for breeding as possible. We already… Continue reading

Tawnies and Badgers & a scardi-cat Fox!…. a Yew View update!

We have had lots of issues with the ¬†tawny cameras at YewView, as our wireless connection kept losing connection. After much fiddling and rewiring, we have finally got everything up and running …… Continue reading