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  • Blog Post: Safety in unlikely places

    New blog from Stuart Benn, RSPB Conservation Manager. Squid Cat Battle My three favourite radio programmes are Radio 3’s Late Junction and Radio 6’s Saturday double-header of Gilles Peterson and the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show – always sure to provide different and unexpected...
  • Blog Post: Let's hear it for volunteers

    Weekly blog from Conservation Manger, Stuart Benn. Let’s hear it for volunteers Like everyone else, I’m loving watching the Olympics just now – the tiny margins between success and failure, the ecstasy of the gold, the pain of dreams not quite realised. But I’ve also begun...
  • Blog Post: A cacophony of cuckoos

    Stuart Benn is back with a new blog about cuckoos and white-tailed eagles. A Cacophony of Cuckoos A couple of weeks ago , I was getting worried that I hadn’t heard my first cuckoo but I didn’t need to wait too much longer – 2 nd May for me, just a day later than two of the birds...
  • Blog Post: Greetings from the STAR (Seabird Tracking And Research) team on Colonsay!

    Introducing a new series of blogs from RSPB Scotland Conservation Scientists. First up is Emily Scragg, Senior Research Assistant with the Seabird Tracking And Research team on Colonsay. Greetings from the STAR (Seabird Tracking And Research) team on Colonsay! It is our fourth year here on the...
  • Blog Post: Choose sealife! Scotland's seabirds need your help.

    Scotland's seabirds are suffering devastating declines. We have one chance to help them where they need it most - out at sea. Support Marine Protected Areas for seabirds and give them a fighting chance. Find out how you can help protect seabirds visit: rspb.org.uk/choosesealife
  • Blog Post: A Very Hungry Caterpillar...

    Rebekah Stackhouse, RSPB Scotland's Education and Youth Programmes Manager, reminds us that a connection to nature begins on our doorsteps. A Very Hungry Caterpillar... Wiggling towards a greater connection with nature So, what did you have for breakfast this morning? Whilst I was eating...
  • Blog Post: Beacons: Stories for our not so distant future

    Jim Densham, Senior Land-Use Policy Officer (climate) at RSPB Scotland, tells us about a new short story collection exploring the impact of climate change. Today a new short story book will be published. Beacons: stories for our not so distant future is a collection of fictional stories penned by...
  • Blog Post: Oasis

    Brand new blog from Conservation Manager Stuart Benn. Oasis! No blog from me last week because I was well away from my usual habitat - travelling round the south of England on a fact-finding tour. The idea behind the trip was to meet up with RSPB staff and talk to them about how they go about their...
  • Blog Post: Stepping up at Baron's Haugh

    Stephen Owen, Warden at Baron's Haugh , tells us about the fantastic of work of volunteers on the reserve. Stepping up at Baron's Haugh So it is two months in to being the new RSPB warden for Baron’s Haugh nature reserve, and it has been a real pleasure getting to know this absolute...
  • Blog Post: Cathedral thinking

    Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn is back with a new blog... Cathedral Thinking Have you ever sent one of your mates a text or email and then got really annoyed because they didn’t reply immediately ? Or skipped a track on your playlist because you couldn’t wait the three minutes it...
  • Blog Post: Scotland joins the carnival at Rio+20

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer (Climate) for RSPB Scotland, reflects on the 20 years since 1992's Earth Summit. Scotland joins the carnival at Rio+20 A couple of weeks before I was born the UN held a Conference on the Human Environment - the UN's first major conference on international...
  • Blog Post: Nature's larder: making the most of spring greens

    An introduction to foraging from James Reynolds, Head of Media & Communications for RSPB Scotland. Nature's larder: making the most of spring greens For the forager, the winter months offer extremely lean pickings. It is a time to hunker down and savour the goods that one invested time...
  • Blog Post: The results are in!

    RSPB Conservation Scientist Jonathan Groom has been out in the Perthshire Hills as part of the Native Upland Woodland Expansion Survey ! Final Bird Results are In Well I finally got there. Despite the weather’s best attempts to thwart me I have completed the bird surveys and translated all...
  • Blog Post: Nevermore Nevermore...

    More Halloween fun from RSPB Media & Communications Officer, Melanie Paget! Nevermore Nevermore... “ Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As...
  • Blog Post: From the Scottish Highlands to the Cameron Highlands

    Ross Watson is back from his journey to Malaysia for the World Youth Foundation on Health and Environment Conference and is feeling inspired by the efforts of the young delegates to champion the environment. From the Scottish Highlands to the Cameron Highlands As I slept fitfully, I kept an eye...
  • Blog Post: 1000th Seabird Mystery Solved

    Ellie Owen, RSPB Conservation Scientist, celebrates an important milestone with her team... 1000 th Seabird Mystery Solved The seabird tracking team 2013 celebrating an important milestone... This week I have been thinking back to April 2010 when I, along with the rest of RSPB’s...
  • Blog Post: Look what the wind blew in...

    Davide Scridel, Research Assistant with RSPB Scotland, gives us an update on his research work in the Outer Hebrides. Look what the wind blew in... It is nearly a month since I started here and I have now completed the first round of visits to each of my 1x1km 2 survey sites surveying for twite...
  • Blog Post: And now for something completely different...

    RSPB Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn, has recorded an audio blog this week. Check it out!
  • Blog Post: Culture Vulture

    Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn, reflects on the links between science and art and drawing inspiration from nature. Culture Vulture Back in February, I spent a week with friends in a beautifully converted old farmhouse at Buseu, high in the Spanish Pyrenees. By day, Woodlarks sang right at the...
  • Blog Post: We're all on the sea's side

    Parliamentary Assistant, Allan Whyte, gives us an update on the campaign to protect seabirds and other marine life in Scotland. We’re all on the sea' s side I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your continued support for the Scottish Marine Protected Areas campaign. Together...
  • Blog Post: Brand new Youth and Education Award for Scotland

    Tracey Stewart, RSPB Scotland School Links Officer, tells us about a brand new Youth and Education Award in Scotland. The Nature of Scotland Awards returns for a second year to celebrate excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in Scottish nature conservation. This year, the awards also...
  • Blog Post: A trip to the far north

    RSPB Scotland Trainee Ecologist, David Freeman, on his first trip to Forsinard Flows . A trip to the far north The Flow country of Scotland is one of the most important and dynamic landscapes in the world, its deep peats have built up over thousands of years locking away masses of carbon and preserving...
  • Blog Post: Matters of life and death

    Brand new blog from RSPB Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn. Matters of life and death Regular readers of this blog might be excused for thinking that my entire working life is one long round of bird surveying. It isn’t – far from it. In fact, I spent much of last week looking at the...
  • Blog Post: Loch of Strathbeg wind turbine: Frequently Asked Questions

    You may have noticed several articles in the news about our plans to install a small wind turbine on our Loch of Strathbeg reserve. We thought we'd put together some information about the plan and process to help answer any questions. Loch of Strathbeg wind turbine- Frequently Asked Questions...
  • Blog Post: A National Disgrace

    Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn, reflects on the discovery of a dead golden eagle earlier this year. A National Disgrace Take a look at this bird. It is now dead. The video was taken on 23 June 2011 when we were fitting a satellite tag to this golden eagle chick at its nest high in the...