Aigas Field Centre
Aigas Field Centre

Out with the Old, In with the New

30 September, 2021. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

As early September rolled around, it was once again time to say goodbye to our previous years placement students and say hello to our new placement students. Josephine  The first month of the academic placement at Aigas has been a whirlwind of activity and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Each day has consisted of a new personal wildlife sighting or an educational insight into the day-to-day life of working at a field centre. My time spent in Falmouth prior to coming to Aigas had not prepared me for the diversity of wildlife and scenery that is now right on my doorstep; each day spent out in the highlands revealing stunning views and sightings of species that are often not found south of Scotland. The entire
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Pinky and the Pine Martens

28 September, 2021. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

After a busy first couple of weeks on my placement at Aigas, going on days out along the West Coast spotting White-tailed eagles and looking after the wildcats, I was excited for my first hide visit. In preparation, I wrapped myself up in so many layers that I struggled to move; thermals, shirt, fleece, coat, snood and gloves. I’d spent the last two years studying Zoology at university in Cornwall and had definitely become used to a much warmer climate! I also spent at least 10 minutes putting my camera in and out of my bag and finally settled on leaving it behind: for my first hide visit I wanted to watch whatever appeared with my own eyes, not from behind a lens. At 8.15pm, Tay and
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