• Stoat Snippet 78

    Welcome to the 78th stoat snippet!

    These snippets are an update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised.

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    The trapping team have been progressing land access, as well as checking Mainland biosecurity trap checks.

    The first meeting…

    • 19 Jun 2019
  • Stoat Snippet 77

    Stoat Snippet 77

    These snippets are an update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised. If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    Since the last Stoat Snippet we welcomed three new members to the trapping team. Martyn Bell, James Winter and Charlotte Cooper joined us dedicated…

    • 5 Jun 2019
  • Stoat Snippet 76

    Welcome to the 76th stoat snippet!

    These snippets are an update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised. If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    Apologies that we haven’t had a snippet for a while. We have been busy welcoming new members to the extended team and settling…

    • 21 May 2019
  • The eagles are back and it's chicktastic!

    Orkney’s only pair of nesting white-tailed eagles have again taken up residence above the Dwarfie Stone and have been drawing the crowds over Easter, with more than 500 people calling past the Dwarfie Stone car park for their chance to spot the birds already! 

    The resident pair were seen on the island through the winter and although they put in a lot of effort to rebuild last year’s nest, they suddenly decided it…

    • 6 May 2019
  • Stoat Snippet 75

    Welcome to the seventy-fifth stoat snippet!

    These snippets are a short update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised.

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    Apologies that we haven’t had a snippet for a few weeks, many of the team have been full of cold and we’ve…

    • 8 Apr 2019
  • Stoat Snippet 74

    Welcome to the seventy-fourth stoat snippet!

    These snippets are a short update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised.

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    There were no new starts this week, but the Senior Research Assistant, Thomas, and the three Research Assistants…

    • 18 Mar 2019
  • Stoat Snippet 73

    Welcome to the seventy-third stoat snippet!

     

    These snippets are a short update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project and the Orkney Mainland Predator Invasion Biosecurity Project, as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised.

     

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    We have now appointed the Senior Research…

    • 8 Mar 2019
  • Stoat Snippet 72

    Welcome to the seventy-second stoat snippet!

    These snippets are a short update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project and the Orkney Mainland Predator Invasion Biosecurity Project, as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised.

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    We have now finished our interviews for the…

    • 1 Mar 2019
  • Berriedale - the most northerly native woodland in Britain

    Last Thursday's work group found us out in Hoy with a bunch of enthusiastic volunteers. Hoy is home to the most northerly native woodland in Britain, Berriedale, which is a precious remnant of the woodland that once covered most of Orkney. Considering the generally treeless landscape that Orkney is now famous for, this is something we’re very proud of. The woodland can be found off the post road, sheltered in between…

    • 27 Feb 2019
  • Stoat Snippet 71

    Welcome to the seventy-first stoat snippet!

    These snippets are a short update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project and the Orkney Mainland Predator Invasion Biosecurity Project, as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised.

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    Today we have been interviewing for the Senior…

    • 22 Feb 2019
  • Stoat Snippet 70

    Welcome to the seventieth stoat snippet!

    These snippets are a short update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project and the Orkney Mainland Predator Invasion Biosecurity Project, as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised.

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    The closing date is now passed for the four seasonal…

    • 14 Feb 2019
  • Stoat Snippet 69

    Welcome to the sixty-ninth stoat snippet!

    These snippets are a short update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project and the Orkney Mainland Predator Invasion Biosecurity Project, as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised.

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    The four seasonal research jobs – one senior research…

    • 8 Feb 2019
  • Stoat Snippet 68

    Welcome to the sixty-eighth stoat snippet!

     

    These snippets are a short update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project and the Orkney Mainland Predator Invasion Biosecurity Project, as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised.

     

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

     

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

     

    We are continuing to finalise the paperwork…

    • 31 Jan 2019
  • A raft of otters!

    It's been a great month for otter sighting on Orkney. With otters seen at Brig O'Waithe, Harry Loch, from the Barnhouse hide and on Wednesday morning in Stennes Loch opposite the Stones of Stennes! I had been out to see if I could do the winter passerine survey, at our Brodgar nature reserve, but the weather conditions were not right. Fair to say I was feeling very disappointed, it' had been a very office based…

    • 31 Jan 2019
  • Seabird breeding summary 2018

    The cliffs and seas around Orkney are nationally important for a range of seabirds, but unfortunately seabirds in the UK have generally been having a difficult time of it in recent years, with a host of increasing pressures on them. Around the coasts of the UK, these include the effects of climate change on their food supply, activities associated with some fishing practices (such as overfishing of seabird prey and seabirds…

    • 28 Jan 2019
  • Stoat Snippet 67

    Welcome to the sixty-seventh stoat snippet!

     

    These snippets are a short update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project and the Orkney Mainland Predator Invasion Biosecurity Project, as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and RSPB Scotland.

     

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

     

     

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife…

    • 24 Jan 2019
  • Stoat Snippet 66

    Welcome to the sixty-sixth stoat snippet!

    These snippets are a short update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project and the Orkney Mainland Predator Invasion Biosecurity Project, as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and RSPB Scotland. 

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife…

    • 13 Jan 2019
  • Stoat Snippet 65

    Welcome to the sixty-fifth stoat snippet!

    These snippets are a short update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project and the Orkney Mainland Predator Invasion Biosecurity Project, as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and RSPB Scotland.

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife…

    • 21 Dec 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 64

    Welcome to the sixty-fourth stoat snippet!

    These snippets are a short update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project and the Orkney Mainland Predator Invasion Biosecurity Project, as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and RSPB Scotland.

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

    Orkney Native Wildlife…

    • 13 Dec 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 63

    Welcome to the sixty-third stoat snippet!

    These snippets are a short update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project and the Orkney Mainland Predator Invasion Biosecurity Project, as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and RSPB Scotland.

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

    Orkney Native Wildlife…

    • 6 Dec 2018
  • Raptor and wader breeding summary 2018

    Raptors

    Surveying raptors generally involves being out at dawn or dusk and spending long stints sat in the heather on a hill, or other vantage point. It’s cold work, and a lack of feeling in fingers or toes is highly likely, but then there’s nothing quite like watching a ghostly male hen harrier float over the heather, a short-eared owl patrolling the rough ground with its head down or a merlin whizz past. However, it…

    • 30 Nov 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 62

    Welcome to the sixty-second stoat snippet!

    These snippets are a short update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project and the Orkney Mainland Predator Invasion Biosecurity Project, as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and RSPB Scotland.

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

    Orkney Native Wildlife…

    • 29 Nov 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 61

    Welcome to the sixty-first stoat snippet!

     These snippets are a short update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project and the Orkney Mainland Predator Invasion Biosecurity Project, as well as addressing any concerns that folk have raised with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and RSPB Scotland.

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

    Orkney Native Wildlife…

    • 22 Nov 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 60

    Welcome to the sixtieth stoat snippet!

    These snippets are a short update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project, which is a partnership between RSPB Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and Orkney Islands Council, and will also try to address any concerns that folk have raised with the project.

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife…

    • 15 Nov 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 59

    Welcome to the fifty-ninth stoat snippet!

    These snippets are a short update on the Orkney Native Wildlife Project, which is a partnership between RSPB Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and Orkney Islands Council, and will also try to address any concerns that folk have raised with the project.

    If you are new to these snippets and want to know more about the project, check out this blog and this one too.

     

    Orkney Native…

    • 7 Nov 2018