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  • Blog Post: The Days of Narcissus

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer Happy St David's Day to one and all. I have a real affinity with Wales as I lived in Cardiff between the ages of five and six. At this age it was that perfect time when my affinity to the natural world began. Memories are intoxicating of heady days...
  • Blog Post: They don't call us the Royal Society for nothing

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer I was in two minds about blogging something for the jubilee weekend because if your family is anything like mine you have staunch republicans (like my Dad) and then memories of my granddad standing and saluting at the Queen and the national anthem. Then...
  • Blog Post: Identity Crisis

    So the keen and observant ones amongst you would have spotted our slight change to our blog group title. The blondes in question have not been turned into bugs you will be pleased to know. The proliferation of non-blondes in the team meant that it was time for a change. I still consider myself a blonde...
  • Blog Post: Something to do in the countdown to Christmas

    December is here! The first door on the advent calendar has been opened. And so here are our Steps for December, modelled by our regional volunteer team, Annie, Zahra and Jane. Please see below for more detail on December’s Steps. Do: With winter arriving we are preparing for Big Garden...
  • Blog Post: Supplies for the Winter

    When you are looking at your feathery visitors to your garden enjoying there fat balls have ever wondered how your local friendly RSPB staff get through the winter as well? Well, for the Public Affairs team in the Norwich office the fat balls equivalent are donuts and cookies. At least this is the case...
  • Blog Post: Do you prefer sweet or savoury?

    Blogger: Aggie Rothon, Communications Officer The running joke in my household at the moment is that whatever film any one suggests watching my response will always be, ‘hmmmm, I don’t do war/romcom/sci-fi films.’ My comeback quip is always ’but I like characters and contemplation...
  • Blog Post: I am a Janner Birder - what are you?

    Blogger: Simon Tonkin, RSPB Senior Farmland Conservation Officer I am a Janner Birder! A Janner is to Plymouth what a Scouser is to Liverpool or a Geordie to Newcastle. I spent all of my childhood birding the Plymouth, with delights like the rusty anchor (a sewage outfall), fishscale beach (a fish...
  • Blog Post: Something for the Weekend: Free as a Bird

    Blogger: Helen Leach, Receptionist (Eastern Regional Office). Every week I pop along to my yoga class hoping to relieve myself of life’s stresses and achieve that, sometimes seemingly elusive, state of total relaxation and connect with myself again. Last week the class started as normal talking...
  • Blog Post: Your local community needs you

    Blogger: Matt Howard, Community Collection Scheme Officer I only started working at the RSPB last July. It is a privilege to work for the Society that I have been a member of for years. What struck me most in the first months is just how vital the 'team ethic' is. Admittedly the job I do in...
  • Blog Post: A Falling Star

    Blogger: Kate Blincoe, Communications Manager The number crunching has been done and the eagerly awaited results have been announced. The nation wants to know what it means to them. No, not the budget! I mean the annual stock take of our birds; the results of Big Garden Birdwatch 2012 are just out...
  • Blog Post: Worms are not just for the Eighties

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communication Officer Are you a book worm or just fancy getting you, your kids or grandchildren out from in front of the TV or their way to fancy looking computer console (I am of the ZX Spectrum era)? Well as it is WORLD BOOK DAY now is a perfect opportunity. What better...
  • Blog Post: Good grief Tenerife!

    Blogger: Gena Correale-Wardle, RSPB Community Fundraising Officer Last week I spent a lovely week on annual leave in sunny Tenerife. Not only were my friends and I excited about relaxing by the pool and basking in the sun like lizards, we were looking forward to seeing some too. With over 100 endemic...
  • Blog Post: They Think It's All Over...

    Blogger: Kim Matthews, Membership Development Officer What do a sofa, Andy Murray and a cup of tea have in common? Well, last Sunday they were all part of my Big Garden Bird Watch! It's not often that bird watching involves comfy furniture, or tennis for that matter. However on Sunday morning...
  • Blog Post: Where have all the bugs gone?

    Blogger: Aggie Rothon, Communications Officer It’s suddenly gone cold hasn’t it? It only seems like yesterday that we were rushing outside in shorts and t-shirts but now the mornings have that smoky grey autumnal quality and the evenings have a bite to them. I rather like it, being fond...
  • Blog Post: Feisty friend

    Have you ever had that experience when you get up really early in the morning, it’s still dark and no-one else is awake? For a short time, while the sky is magical with wispy waves of star glitter, you could be the only person on the planet. I used to get this feeling when I was younger and I had...
  • Blog Post: Nature where you least expect it

    Blogger: Gena Correale-Wardle, Community Fundraising Officer This morning I was ready a little earlier than usual so decided I would take a longer walk to work along the river Wensum via Cow Tower. This is one of my favourite walks in the city, you step off the busy pavement at Whitefriars Bridge...
  • Blog Post: Big Green Hats and Sessile Oaks

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer I was always amazed in my last job how the folks in the US are just as patriotic about St Patricks Day as they are about Independance Day or Thanks Giving. I have to admit, being a Murray I can't help but be proud today that my Great great grandaddy...
  • Blog Post: Our Bikers Breakfast by The GREEN TEAM

    Blogger: Jane Warren, Green Team Representative I have a lot of affection for my first bike. It was red, my brother’s was identical, but blue. We spent long summer days cycling round the Norfolk countryside, or so I remember. Come adolescence, the bike got parked in the shed. It wasn’t...
  • Blog Post: My Valentine’s date – with Nature

    Blogger: Gena Correale-Wardle, Community Fundraising Officer This Valentine's day I am showing my love in many ways... presenting my boyfriend with a romantic treasure hunt, giving one of my best friends a handmade card to show how much I love and appreciate her, and I am using the rest of...
  • Blog Post: The Language of Love

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer What a difference 3 months makes, just 2040 little hours. Before working for the RSPB, I was a lover of the natural world in all its glorious splendour and being WOWed by the smaller day to day things that pass us by. I would wake to the dawn chorus that...
  • Blog Post: Searching for stonies

    Blogger: Aggie Rothon, Communications Officer If winter is great grey waves bellowing against the cold shingle of the Norfolk coast then summer is Breckland. Crisp heaths baked yellow by a clear sky. Heather growing red and purple by the side of bare paths and gorse pods crackling open in the heat...
  • Blog Post: Outdoors vs. Indoors

    Blogger: Aggie Rothon, Communications Officer The most recent acquisition to our household has been a shiny black Labrador called Rose. She moults massively, rolls in fox musk, digs underneath the compost bin and eats cow poo but is one of the most courteous and patient beasts I have ever come across...
  • Blog Post: Ouse News pt2

    Blogger: Jon Reeves, Site Manager for the Ouse Washes The ideal conditions on the Ouse Washes last week, which resulted in fantastic birding opportunities, are now a memory. High tides coupled with rainfall in the catchment area has resulted in a rising flood which is now bank to bank and making bird...
  • Blog Post: Knowing your Robins

    Blogger: Aggie Rothon, Communications Officer Give me a nightingale's voice on a balmy, scented evening or the trembling notes of a mistle thrush in full song. Give me the smoky romance of a curlew calling on a mist filled morning or the echoing sob of a buzzard skimming the watery sky above...
  • Blog Post: Eat food – save nature!

    Blogger - Gena Correale-Wardle, Community Fundraising Officer Here in the RSPB office we love our food. Cake is a regular fixture during the week and lunchtimes come with a melee of delicious smells emanating from the kitchen as people reheat their leftover dinners. There are a lot of fine bakers...