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Glenesk Wildlife Summer Family Offer £150 for 4 people for a half-day adventure in Glenesk

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Glenesk Wildlife Summer Family Offer £150 for 4 people for a half-day adventure in Glenesk

Glenesk Wildlife Summer Family Offer £150 for 4 people for a half-day adventure in Glenesk Whether you’re a grown up family or have small children, a Glenesk Wildlife tour is the perfect family adventure. Get close to nature and spend time together without digital interference! Enjoy a real Scottish safari and be led by one of our knowledgeable guides. You will be met by your guide at Glenesk Retreat and Folk Museum where you will be taken by Land Rover to explore the ‘Secrets of the Glens’. The half day tour includes a pause for...

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Early Summer Update – Andy Malcolm (2018)

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Early summer update – Andy Malcolm ‘As much as I love seeing the big, impressive stuff- like eagles and stags fighting I also get a real thrill when I spot the unusual- or the ordinary doing extraordinary things. This year has been exceptional for these less obvious delights. I’ve seen species that I’ve rarely or never seen up here before- brambling, reed bunting, blackcap, marsh harrier. But I’ve also been privileged enough to have witnessed some really cool behaviour. Like the hesitant, bobbing parallel walk of displaying woodcock. Or...

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WIN a Glenesk Wildlife Full Day Tour!

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WIN a Glenesk Wildlife Full Day Tour!

Facebook Competition Terms and Conditions The promoter is: Glenesk Wildlife whose registered office is at Dalhousie Estates, Castle St, Brechin DD9 6SG The competition is open to all aged 18 years or over except employees of Dalhousie Estates and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions....

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The latest from Andy Malcolm…

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The latest from Andy Malcolm…

May 2018 “My day started with a jolt. The alarm woke me from a deep sleep. Little wonder- it was 3.30am. By the time the light was growing in the east, I was sitting at 2000 ft. Before me stretched a considerable chunk of the grampians. I could see one landrover on another hilltop about 2 miles away, another was a speck on the far horizon, probably 6 miles hence. Other than them there was not a single sign of humanity anywhere in my sight. We were there to spy for foxes. For the next 4 hours I picked over every detail in that vast...

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When it comes to my ‘proper’ job…

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Read the latest from Andy Malcolm, Glenesk Wildlife Guide and Gamekeeper March 27th 2018 ”When it comes to my ‘proper job’ there’s little I enjoy more than getting out when the hills are plastered in snow. Anyone who spends time in the hills in conditions like these can’t help but be blown away by the beauty of it all. Coupled with that the challenge and excitement of stalking a fox in these wide open expanses and you’ve got the makings of a red letter day. I use cross country skis to get about in such conditions. I’d love to tell you...

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Haste ye back!

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Haste ye back!

A couple of years back I had a family out on a tour. They were up from the Cambridge area and holidaying in Deeside. The day went very well; the weather was kind and the wildlife co-operative. As the day went on, I found I was getting more and more questions about the workings of the estate. The father, in particular, seemed interested in the deer management side of things. It transpired they were a farming family and the father was also a shooting and fishing man. Although he managed the deer on his farm, he’d never tried stalking proper. I...

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SPRING ARRIVALS

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SPRING ARRIVALS

SPRING UPDATE APRIL 2017 “We all know how random nature can be in some respects- from one year to the next we never know if we’re going to have a hard winter, or if the grouse population is going to do well or if the heather will have a good flowering. So it always surprises me how close the migrants come to arriving on the same day every year. Apparently regardless of whatever else is happening. So every year they arrive back in the same places, virtually at the same times and nearly always in the same order. First come the Green...

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March 2017 update, Andy Malcolm – It’s a great time of year….

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March 2017 update, Andy Malcolm – It’s a great time of year….

I’ve seen it before. When we get unseasonal seasons I can find myself getting lost at just where we are in the year. I have to stop and think “oh yes, it’s early spring now” Fortunately I’ve been getting a few reminders lately. A lot of the first migrants are appearing. Curlew, oystercatcher, plover (green and golden) to name a few. And they’re making plenty noise about their arrival. The deer are starting to look decidedly motheaten as they start to lose their winter coats. Ravens and eagles are displaying. The evenings are stretching out...

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Time will tell…

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Time will tell…

The strange weather continues and with it comes more than the difficulties of a ‘black ground’ hind cull. Reports are coming in from colleagues and keepers on other estates. They talk of trout rising for flies, gorse in bloom, baby rabbits and lekking blackcock. All events that are well out of kilter with the time of year. One lad was showing us a picture on his phone today. It showed his dog with a badly swollen face. It happened at the weekend, after a long day of walking round his stoat traps. It looks for all the world like an adder bite....

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A Mild Winter January – 9th January 2017

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A Mild Winter January – 9th January 2017

A MILD WINTER JANUARY The hill is almost in hibernation just now. Very little life to be seen on the open hill apart from deer, hares, grouse, a wide variety of raptors and many,many ravens. The ravens are paired up and wont be long before they start mating (Britain’s earliest nesters). The open winter in this area is making the hind cull very difficult. The deer stay as high up and as far out as they can get away with. You might think this is a good thing, but if we under-cull, the population rises and over-grazing, habitat loss can...

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