Glen Muick (3 to 4 Hrs Safari) (Knock Castle optional !)
One of the most Popular Excursions for those new to the area.
An early morning drive in the company of your guide can reveal views of wonderful wildlife that abounds here, if you know where to look !!!
Red and Roe Deer,
Black Grouse displaying , Peregrine Falcon, Osprey, Buzzard, Raven, Merlin,
Red and Black Throated Divers are a possibility together with a variety of small birds, and a few smaller Mammals and Reptiles
Knock Castle is an interesting ruin in the care of Historic Scotland with a surprising selection of wildlife in it's vicinity.
The Glen Muick "foray" above makes for a great start to a the day, you might like to think of adding on one of our other excusions to make a full day of it! dependent on your interests, abilities, time and budget.
Balmoral Castle, Grounds and Gardens (April to July only)
Enjoy a stroll through the grounds of this Scottish Holiday home of the Royal Family. With your guide informing you of the natural history interest together with the aesthetic, commercial and sporting management that takes place there. Visit the Castle Ballroom, displays, gardens and grounds together with the gift shop and cafeteria. Guests are welcome to stay on to explore the public areas for the rest of the day
(See below for more detail)
Loch Muick Circular Route
This relatively flat 8 mile walk takes in the Loch Muick glen. Wildlife can abound here if you know where to look, with Red and Black Grouse, Peregrine Falcon, Osprey, Buzzard, Raven, Merlin, Red and Black Throated Divers together with a variety of small birds, Deer and a few smaller Mammals and Reptiles, and with a leisurely stroll all the more opportunity to get some great views of the area
Golden Eagle Hunt
Visiting a number of locations in the Deeside area in the hope of catching views of this most enigmatic of Scotland's raptors, here photographed on Safari with a Buzzard ("Sheering's Eagle....") for comparison in size and under wing pattern.
This leisurly sight seeing excursion along the Dee valley will take in a host of viewpoints known for their historical wildlife usage, not only to search for those special wildlife momments but also to enjoy the fabulous scenery of the area.
Balmoral, its Wildlife and Management (April to July Only)
Full Details of this special excursion.............
This 70,000 acre estate, the Scottish home of the Royal Family, welcomes visitors to its grounds, gardens, displays and Ballroom for the months of April to July. Your DNA guide spent two years working as a Conservation Ranger on the estate. Half the day is spent viewing the visitor attractions provided by Balmoral Estate whilst the other half is spent looking at some of the wildlife in the area. Mammal Highlights likely en route include Red Deer, Roe Deer, and Red Squirrel, whilst the grounds have a host of bird species.
Speyside Full Day (Early start April 1st to May 21st)
With the option of starting the day with "Caper watch" at Loch Garten where we hope to catch up with the elusive Capercaillie, The patient wait gives the resident pair of Ospreys chance to keep us entertained together with the constant antics at the bird feeders.
Follow this by journeying on to some special locations for Red and Black Throated Divers Red And Black Grouse a whole host of other wader and passerine species. These can include Scottish Crossbill, Crested Tit, Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Buzzard, Merlin, Hen Harrier, Curlew, Lapwing, Snipe, Woodcock ,Dipper, Grey Wagtail never mind all the Summer Migrants!!!!.
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