• 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
  • 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