Wildlife Watch

Wildlife Watch

Warbling to a happy tune, the birds on the increase in Scotland

THE numbers of chiffchaff, a distinctive woodland warbler, have increased in Scotland at almost seven times the rate of the UK as a whole.

Caught on camera for the first time - the elusive slender lauris

One of the rarest primates in the world, which was so elusive it was thought to have become extinct, has been caught on camera for the first time, researchers said today.

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Wildlife Watch: Outside, whatever the feather

THANK you to everyone who took part in the winter round of The Scotsman's Wildlife Watch.

Freeze makes this perfect time to spot feathered and furry visitors

READERS throughout Scotland are heading out into their gardens and the countryside today for the start of The Scotsman's Wildlife Watch.

It's take-off time for winter nature watch

THE December round of The Scotsman's Wildlife Watch begins tomorrow, with readers throughout the country preparing to report back on the creatures they see in their gardens and the countryside over the the weekend.

Keep an eye out for albino squirrels and other ghostly sightings

SINCE the first round of The Scotsman's Wildlife Watch began in December 2006, albino animals and other white creatures have regularly featured in our quarterly nature survey.

Keeping tabs on a welcome invader from Scandinavia

WITH its distinctive reddish-brown crest and yellow and white flashes on its wing tips, the waxwing is one of our most unmistakable winter visitors.

Fungi growing in popularity as subject for our watchers

MAKING fungi the focus of the September Wildlife Watch proved a huge success. Everybody obviously enjoyed the challenge, resulting in numerous submissions and some prime photography.

Your crucial role in charting the changes in flora and fauna

MONITORING the number of creatures in the countryside is going to become even more important as our climate changes, experts last night warned.

Cormorant shot puts photographer in top flight

WITH its wing extended in the bird’s characteristic stretch, the cormorant in Darran Buckley’s photograph could almost have been posing for his camera.

Lots to look out for on sea and land over key weekend

AUTUMN migrations are under way, with a range of interesting birds heading for Scotland, giving readers plenty to see in The Scotsman's Wildlife Watch, which begins today.

Fabulous fungi the focus of attention

SCOTLAND'S woods are alive with autumn growth and plantexperts are asking the public to be on the lookout for four fungi which will be fruiting now.

Satellite technology keeps an eagle eye on young birds' every move

AS THEY soar gracefully high above the cliffs and mountains of Mull, every beat of two young sea eagles' wings will be tracked using the very latest satellite technology.

Wildlife Watch is back

WELCOME to The Scotsman Wildlife Watch, our quarterly nature survey, which celebrates the wide variety of Scotland's fauna and flora.

'Too conservative' Scotland urged to speed up return of missing lynx

A LEADING wildlife expert has called for Scotland to accelerate plans to re-introduce extinct species.

Caterpillars make tracks to pastures new

Our hugely popular autumn Wildlife Watch starts this Friday, with readers asked to record flora and fauna. Expert Anne Marie Smout looks back at a successful summer ‘watch’.

Wildlife Watch is back

WELCOME to The Scotsman Wildlife Watch, our quarterly nature survey, which celebrates the wide variety of Scotland's fauna and flora.

Wildlife Watch - your pictures

The Scotsman's Wildlife Watch has been a great success with some fantastic pictures coming in from our readers

Birds make a flying visit for a few titbits

FROM dolphins splashing off Chanonry Point on the Black Isle, to barn owls swooping over fields near Gifford, the weekend brought a range of treats for wildlife watchers.

Readers' records flooding in as our summer nature survey ends

OUR June Wildlife Watch came to an end last night, with readers from around the country sending in sightings of the creatures they saw in their gardens and in the countryside.

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