Aigas Blog Articles posted in Wildlife Observations

All grown up!

Posted by Alicia - 14:56 on 28 February 2013 | 3 comments
Find out how our wildcat kitten is getting on....

Crossbills

Posted by Alicia - 14:09 on 26 November 2012
We have had some great view of Crossbills on the estate today....

Build it and they will come.....

Posted by Alicia - 12:32 on 06 October 2012 | 2 comments
As we prepare for Autumnwatch we have been busy ensuring that the animals of Aigas are ready for the spotlight!!...

Eagle Fledgling

Posted by Alicia - 11:52 on 31 July 2012 | 1 comment
Eagle chick from a local eyrie has fledged after a shaky start!...

Breeding Great Tits

Posted by Alicia - 11:41 on 12 June 2012 | 4 comments
This year we have Great Tits nesting in a nest box with a camera on the side of the Magnus House. We have watched as Great Tits have taken up residence and lay two eggs....

Up, up and away!

Posted by Alicia - 20:42 on 06 May 2012
Our local raven chicks have now fledged the nest! Yesterday, it looked as though they were ready to fledge at any moment and today two of the four chicks had fledged! ...

First Cuckoo

Posted by Alicia - 19:33 on 30 April 2012
Today on a walk around Glen Affric with a group of Hamilton school children the rangers heard their first cuckoo of the season! ...

Spring birds galore!

Posted by Elspeth - 12:12 on 21 April 2012 | 1 comment
A brilliant week with Spring Birds - 104 bird species, including rarities such as lekking Capercaillie and Black Grouse, Snow Bunting and Ring Ouzel!...

The Wildlife on our Doorstep!

Posted by Alicia - 11:49 on 15 April 2012 | 1 comment
Last week our Aigas Wildlife group spent a day exploring the grounds at Aigas and local sites, where they experienced many wildlife encounters - Crested Tits, Peregrine Falcon, Osprey, Ravens, Red Deer, Roe Deer and Slow Worms!...

Return of the Owl

Posted by Alicia - 10:11 on 21 March 2012
After an absence of two years our Barn Owls are back! ...

Spring is in the Air!

Posted by Alicia - 10:45 on 12 March 2012
There was a lovely mixed flock of birds around the Aigas Loch this morning....

Ravens

Posted by Alicia - 17:11 on 02 March 2012
The ravens that live close to Aigas have returned to the same nest site and they are now sitting on eggs. ...

My nest box or yours?

Posted by Alicia - 10:27 on 03 February 2012
A year on and the wildcats have settled in nicely, find out what they have been up to recently....

Autumn Birds Highlights

Posted by Jenny - 12:14 on 19 October 2011 | 3 comments
Just a few of the many highlights on the Autumn Birds programme 2011...

Crested tit and Beaver eaten in birthday massacre

Posted by Phil - 17:59 on 17 August 2011 | 2 comments
In the past couple of weeks we’ve had a couple of ranger birthdays – and because we live and breathe wildlife at Aigas, we thought we’d eat it too. Happy Birthday to our rangers Jenny and Sarah! Their wildlife-themed cakes were rang...

GOSHAWK!

Posted by Warwick - 10:46 on 12 August 2011 | 1 comment
Nearly digiscoped a goshawk this morning!...

Pupa to butterfly in 13 days

Posted by Elspeth - 09:26 on 11 August 2011 | 1 comment
12 peacock butterflies have emerged from the pupae in the Magnus House!...

Baby Birds Everywhere

Posted by Jenny - 14:07 on 01 August 2011
A selection of the birds which breed on the Aigas estate...

Caterpillar to pupa in 4.5 minutes!

Posted by Brenna - 14:08 on 22 July 2011 | 2 comments
Today the education department has been riveted to the development of 19 Peacock butterfly caterpillars. These sociable caterpillars were saved from a patch of nettles which were being cleared on Tuesday. Whilst initially continuing to feed on nettles ins...

Dinner Time for the Wildcats!

Posted by Alicia - 14:41 on 16 July 2011
Male wildcat playing with its food....

The Mute Swan

Posted by Jenny - 12:13 on 03 June 2011 | 6 comments
‘I met a bird that would be my most cherished of all my stay; the Mute Swan. Unique energy yet graceful, state protection and stature’...

Mooseblog

Posted by Phil - 22:58 on 21 May 2011
Part 3 of the Norway Blog...

Otter/Beaver Interaction Part 2

Posted by Alicia - 14:27 on 21 May 2011
More otter/beaver interactions on Aigas Loch...

Otter / Beaver Interaction

Posted by John Lister-Kaye - 09:10 on 19 May 2011 | 268 comments
Otters were watched patrolling outside the beaver lodge. This is my analysis....

Aigas Ranger's Birding in Norway

Posted by Jenny - 15:46 on 14 May 2011
Part 2 of the Norway adventure - The Birds ...

Spring Birds 2011

Posted by Jenny - 14:47 on 08 May 2011
After a fantastic week of many highlights I have whittled it down to the best few!...

Green Sandpiper on Aigas Loch

Posted by Brenna - 23:08 on 25 April 2011
Last week the Spring Birds group headed to the Beaver Hide for an evening of wildlife watching on Aigas Loch. We enjoyed great views of four Beavers swimming and feeding on the bank, but there was also an unusual addition to the loch that night; a Green S...

Fish Supper!

Posted by Alicia - 15:57 on 06 April 2011
Otter signs found around Aigas loch....

The Ospreys Return!

Posted by Elspeth - 08:56 on 04 April 2011 | 2 comments
Our first Osprey sighting of 2011...

The Lambing Storm

Posted by Warwick - 12:18 on 11 March 2011
Snow and more snow....

Sea Eagle in the Strath

Posted by Elspeth - 11:59 on 31 January 2011
You might expect that White-tailed Sea Eagles are only found by salt water, but you would have been proven wrong as a mature bird cruised its way down Strathglass last weekend. Flying at low altitude down the glen, it could well have been on the look-out...

Pine Marten Smash and Grab

Posted by Warwick - 09:38 on 11 November 2010 | 2 comments
Alicia discovers pine marten inside the pine marten hide!...

Otters at the Loch

Posted by Alicia - 15:40 on 05 November 2010 | 2 comments
Otter filmed at the loch....

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