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Island living: searching for twite in the Hebrides
RSPB Scotland Research Assistant, Davide Scridel, is out searching for an elusive bird in the Outer Hebrides. Find out more about his experiences and check out his fantastic photos below! Island living: searching for twite in the Hebrides The subject of the 2013 Statutory Conservation Agency/RSPB...
17 May 2013
Taking the slow road: surveying fungi on the banks of Loch Lomond
Brand new blog from Chris Knowles, RSPB Scotland Nature Counts Trainee Ecologist. Taking the slow road: surveying fungi on the banks of Loch Lomond This end of a frosty spring is about as far from being mushroom season as you can get, and yet that’s what I had high hopes of finding on one...
8 May 2013
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...
6 May 2013
Countdown to Scottish Birdfair!
Countdown to Scottish Birdfair! May 11-12 at Hopetoun House near Edinburgh With a little over 1 week to go before the second annual Scottish Birdfair, it’s all go in the office as we finalise plans for the big weekend. The award-winning festival* attracted some 5,000 visitors in 2012 and...
2 May 2013
Will the CAP ever fit?
Photo credit Andy Hay Politicians are skilled in the art of compromise. And yet we all know the truth about compromise – it satisfies no one. Our European institutions, namely, the Council(of Ministers from across the EU), Commission and Parliament, are now in the middle of trying to reach a...
25 Apr 2013
Unwavering commitment to tackling wildlife crime
A little over 30 years ago I started work with the RSPB, as an assistant investigations officer (see photo to the right). Well actually I was the assistant investigations officer, aiding Peter Robinson who ran ‘Investigations’. It was a UK wide remit – in those days we didn’t...
25 Apr 2013
In search of the Golden bog moss
RSPB Trainee Ecologist, David Freeman, tells us more about his work at Forsinard Flows . In search of the Golden Bog Moss Sphagnum pulchrum Before arriving at Forsinard I had already decide to try to use some of my spare time constructively by improving my knowledge of the Sphagnum Mosses...
22 Apr 2013
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...
17 Apr 2013
Countdown to the Scottish Birdfair
Scottish Birdfair team member, Stacey Maden, on preparing for the big day. Countdown to the Scottish Birdfair With just 1 month to go before the Scottish Birdfair, it’s all go in the office as we finalise plans for the big day. This year we are excited to welcome even more exhibitors...
12 Apr 2013
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