• 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
  • Stoat Snippet 58

    Welcome to the fifty-eighth 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…

    • 3 Nov 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 57

    Welcome to the fifty-seventh 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 a chance to address any concerns that folk have raised with the project team.

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

     

    Orkney…

    • 26 Oct 2018
  • Ground-breaking project gets green light

    We have wonderful news!

    The Orkney Native Wildlife Project, a partnership between RSPB Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and Orkney Islands Council, has been given the go ahead after receiving support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and EU-LIFE. You can read more about that and the project here.

    We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the project so far whether you’ve reported sightings…

    • 25 Oct 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 56

    Welcome to the fifty-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.

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    • 19 Oct 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 55

    Welcome to the fifty-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.

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    • 12 Oct 2018