• 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
  • Stoat Snippet 54

    Welcome to the fifty-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.

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    • 5 Oct 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 53

    Welcome to the fifty-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.

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    • 28 Sep 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 52

    Welcome to the fifty-second stoat snippet! We have now been producing these weekly updates for a year! We hope you’ve been finding them interesting and useful.

    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…

    • 21 Sep 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 51

    Welcome to the fifty-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.

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    • 14 Sep 2018
  • Good news for a great bee!

    The great yellow bumblebee is Scotland’s rarest bee. Once widespread in the UK its distribution has declined by 80% in the last century, which is believed to be linked to the intensification of farming. As farming practices moved away from low intensity crofting, flower rich meadows reduced in number. The tussocky overgrown areas which great yellow bumblebees favour for their nests also reduced as more land was improved…

    • 8 Sep 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 50

    Welcome to the fiftieth 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

    Ange…

    • 6 Sep 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 49

    Welcome to the forty-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 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

    • 30 Aug 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 48

    Welcome to the forty-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 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

    • 24 Aug 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 47

    Welcome to the forty-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.

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife Projec…

    • 18 Aug 2018
  • Papay's Peedie Primula

    Papa Westray’s RSPB Scotland’s North Hill nature reserve hosts some breath-taking scenery and charismatic birdlife, with puffins lounging atop the cliffs of Fowl Craig, and the elegant silhouettes of Arctic skuas patrolling the heath.

    A Papay puffin - Sarah Lawrence 

    But it takes a much closer look to find one of the more special species to call the reserve home – the tiny Primula scotica, or Scottish…

    • 13 Aug 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 46

    Welcome to the forty-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

    • 10 Aug 2018
  • Meet Macca the famous stoat detector

    Kirsty Nutt describes meeting the UK’s first stoat detection dog and the important role he and his handler Ange have in safeguarding Orkney’s native wildlife.

    I have been part of the Orkney Native Wildlife Project team since 2016. For those of you that don't know, the Orkney Native Wildlife Project, which is a partnership between Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), RSPB Scotland and Orkney Islands Council, aims…

    • 7 Aug 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 45

    Welcome to the forty-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 Proj…

    • 3 Aug 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 44

    Welcome to the forty-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.

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    • 27 Jul 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 43

    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

    Our top priority currently is identifying landowners…

    • 20 Jul 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 42

    Welcome to the forty-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.

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    • 13 Jul 2018
  • White-tailed eagle twins on Hoy!

    2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of white-tailed eagles in the UK, with the last British bird killed in Shetland in 1918. So it is a particularly poignant year to celebrate the return of these magnificent birds to our shores, with the first white-tailed eagle chicks to hatch in Orkney for 145 years!

    White-tailed eagle - Martin Lever

    We have even more exciting news this week – we can confirm there…

    • 11 Jul 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 41

    Welcome to the forty-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.

     

    Orkney Native Wildlife Project

    • 5 Jul 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 40

    Welcome to the fourtieth stoat snippet! Wow - how time flies!

    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…

    • 29 Jun 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 39

    Welcome to the thirty-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 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

    • 21 Jun 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 38

    Welcome to the thirty-eighth stoat snippet!

    These snippets are a short update on progress with both 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…

    • 15 Jun 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 37

    Welcome to the thirty-seven stoat snippet!

    These snippets are a short update on progress with both 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…

    • 8 Jun 2018
  • Stoat Snippet 36

    Welcome to the thirty-sixth stoat snippet!

    These snippets are a short update on progress with both 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…

    • 1 Jun 2018
  • Curlew on Orkney

    The long billed large wader with its distinctive bubbling call is a sure sign of spring for many across the UK. However, as many of you will already be aware, curlew in the UK are struggling and its distinctive sound has been lost in many areas. The population has nearly halved since the mid-1990s. This has been driven by a decline in the quality and quantity of breeding habitat and predation of nests and young. As the…

    • 1 Jun 2018