RSPB Loch of Strathbeg – Day 26 of #30DaysWild 2017

Day 26 of #30DaysWild takes a look at a trip to RSPB Loch of Strathbeg in Aberdeenshire. Last time we went to RSPB Loch of Strathbeg was probably a couple of years ago. Since then a new visitor centre has been created which looked pretty good! The reserve has numerous hides and walks as well…

Blue Tits in the Garden – Day 8 of #30DaysWild 2017

Day 8 of the #30DaysWild takes a look at a Blue Tit nest we found at my partner’s parents house. For the last few years a bright red Royal Mail nest box has been up on the house waiting for a two birds to move in and start a family. This year was the first…

It’s Not the End – Day 30 of #30DaysWild

The time has now come for #30dayswild to end. But with such an amazing response to the campaign many of the ‘Wilders’ will be continuing to explore and create throughout the year, including me! Ok so it may not be every day or even every week but exploring wildlife is something I really enjoy so…

Heron vs. Goosander – Day 29 0f 30 Days Wild

Day 29 of 30 Days Wild is about my most recent walk down by the River Don, in particular about the little interaction I saw. I am so lucky to live so close to a river where I can regularly see Swans and Herons. Here are some pictures from my latest visit. I was also…

RSPB Loch Leven – Day 21 of 30 Days Wild

Day 21 of 30 Days Wild involved a short trip to RSPB Loch Leven on the way back to Aberdeen from Edinburgh. Located nearby Kinross, Loch Leven is a short drive from Edinburgh. RSPB Loch Leven formally known as Vane Farm offers a woodland trail and a wetland trail. We went on the wetland trail…

The Eider Ducks at Sands of Forvie – Day 20 of 30 Days Wild

Day 20 of 30 Days Wild is looking at the Eider ducks at Forvie National Nature Reserve, just outside Newburgh in Aberdeenshire. Forvie Nature Reserve is where you will find the largest breeding colony of Eider ducks in the UK. Up to around 6,000 birds come to breed in the summer and around 1,000 stay…

A Sea of Seals at Newburgh Beach – Day 18 of 30 Days Wild

  Day 18 of 30 Days Wild looks at my recent trip to Newburgh Beach in Aberdeenshire. Newburgh Beach is famous for the seal colony that is resident on the Ythan estuary. As you can imagine it brings a great number of people to the beach to see them. I first saw the seals last…

Looking Back to Spring – Day 13 of 30 Days Wild

Day 13 of 30 Days Wild is not so much about the now, it’s more about looking back to Spring when it all began. We start looking forward to Spring in the Autumn when we plant up our bulbs. At that point Spring seems months away, and with the arrival of Winter our longing to…

Pitmedden Garden – National Trust for Scotland – Day 11 of 30 Days Wild

Day 11 of 30 Days Wild is all about my recent trip to National Trust for Scotland property Pitmedden Gardens, based a stones throw away from village Pitmedden in Aberdeenshire. When I was young we were always members of the National Trust for Scotland and my mum would often take me to visit castles in the summer holidays. Back…

The Everyday Journey- Day 7 of 30 Days Wild

Today is Day 7 of 30 Days Wild and I am going to blog about something we all do, put simply it is the everyday journey, the commute to work. So many of us walk to work and go the same route each time. After a while you shut off and seem to go on…

Exercise and the Great Outdoors – Day 2 of 30 Days Wild

Day 2 of 30 Days Wild was all about multi-tasking, combining the great outdoors with a bit of exercise. I recently decided that I would try out running. Anyone who knows me probably wouldn’t describe me as particularly sporty so running is not exactly a natural activity for me! Nonetheless, armed with my Couch to…