Tag Archives: RSPB Scotland

What goes clatter, clatter, click, click, pop, pop in the woods?

The capercaillie lekking season is upon us. Capercaillie Project Officer, Gareth Marshall gives us an insight into these extraordinary birds. Deep in the pre-dawn darkness of a spring-time pine forest, something is stirring. It’s still too dark to make out … Continue reading

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Awards flowing in for the Lookout

The Flows Lookout, a spectacular viewing tower in the midst of Forsinard Flows National Nature Reserve in Sutherland, has just won no fewer than three national awards. The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Awards took place recently, and the … Continue reading

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The capercaillie

The capercaillie is the world’s largest grouse which, in Scotland, lives in open mature pinewoods. One of our most elusive birds it probably became extinct in Britain in the mid-18th century, largely due to the destruction of native woodland habitat.  … Continue reading

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