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  • Blog Post: Farming for waders

    Blogger: Dr Rebecca Laidlaw Last year Dr Jen Smart wrote a guest blog for Martin Harper called “Where have all the waders gone and how are we going to get them back?” In that blog, she identified some key things that will be important if our vision of landscapes with thriving wader populations...
  • Blog Post: Nature‚Äôs heroes do battle in the Capital

    Blogger: Simon Tonkin, RSPB Senior Conservation Officer Andrew and Allison Bond are brilliant examples of wildlife friendly farmers, and like their namesake, 007, they too are heroes, in their own, understated, way. Whilst they are not seen in pursuit of baddies across the vistas of iconic cities...
  • Blog Post: Scrubbing up for turtle doves

    Continuing our look at the plight of the turtle dove this week, Jacqui Weir , Woodland Biodiversity Advisor, shares her experiences of taking part in vital research to help identify the causes of their decline - the first step in finding the solution to save our most threatened farmland bird. ...
  • Blog Post: Two turtle doves need new names!

    On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … two turtle doves. 26 December is, as the traditional Christmas song goes, the second day of Christmas and the Operation Turtle Dove partnership is launching an exciting competition today! Operation Turtle Dove is a new partnership...
  • 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: Nature and Farming Judgement Day on 29 June?

    Blogger - Simon Tonkin, Senior Farmland Conservation Officer The signs from the EU in the last few days are that the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, is considering major cuts to pillar two of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). An essential fund that amongst other...
  • Blog Post: wink, wink, wink, wink

    Pink footed geese, Image from RSPB images It’s a noise that cuts through the conversation in the RSPB’s Snettisham reserve office, as each of us recognising the sound, automatically leaves our desks and moves to the windows to gaze into the cloudy grey sky. For a moment we can’t...
  • Blog Post: What can I do with my summer holidays?

    At a loose end this summer? Or even got a spare ten minutes? Then read on to find out how you can Step Up for Nature this month. Campaign: CAP reform e-action - The EU will fail to get anywhere near its recently adopted biodiversity target without sufficient funds for farmers and land managers to...
  • Blog Post: The migrant birds illegally shot in Malta

    Blog by Tara Proud, RSPB Species Recovery Officer Each spring thousands of migrant birds cross Malta on their way to breeding grounds in Europe, and some of them even choose the UK as their summer home. In Malta, hunting birds is a cultural tradition, and although there are laws in place to govern...
  • Blog Post: You've got that soaring feeling

    We often get interesting phone calls at work. Some of the conversations I over hear on the phone are wonderful. I suppose it’s the nature of what we do, but it’s also testament to just how much people are moved by the natural world around us. So moved, that they can’t wait to tell someone...
  • Blog Post: Martin Harper's blog - definitely worth a read!

    The EU Budget: why it is a terrible deal for wildlife
  • Blog Post: Farming fuming

    Blogger - Erica Howe, Communications Manager It’s been a shocking week to say the least! And it’s only Tuesday! The RSPB announced today that the EU are planning to sever a rather important leg from our Common Agricultural Policy. That all sounds rather jargonny I know so i’ll...
  • 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: Lovely Jubilee!

    Blogger: Erica Howe, Communications Officer I was swiftly bumped back down to reality last week with the post bank-holiday blues as I sat at my computer watching the emails slowly clogging up. The grey Wednesday morning drizzle wasn’t doing too much to lift my spirits and i was already wondering...
  • Blog Post: Farming that's a taste of the good life

    Blogger: Aggie Rothon, Communications Officer I remember picking up our Christmas turkey one year. I was only small, but I can still recall the slow drive up a rain sodden path following signs for ‘Norfolk Black turkeys.’ A few sheep grazed in the fields to the left, bundled up in their...
  • Blog Post: X Factor for Wildlife Friendly Farmers - You Decide!

    Proud of coming from and living in the East? We need you. We are calling on members of the public to decide if Robert Law, a farmer in Eastern England, is the UK’s most wildlife friendly farmer. After months sifting through hundreds of entries from farmers doing wonderful things for nature on...
  • Blog Post: We could be heroes ...

    Blogger: Kate Blincoe - Communications Manager Slugs keep eating my sunflowers, weeds grow as fast as I can pull them, and watering my thirsty sweet peas keeps emptying my water butt. After an hour or two of gardening, it is definitely time for a sit down and a glass of wine. Making my handkerchief...
  • Blog Post: Naaarrfolk and lovin' it!

    I’ve read all the jokes, heard all the parody songs and seen all of the comedy sketches. People love to make fun of us East Anglians! My teachers used to say that people who take the mickey out of you are simply jealous, and I can certainly believe that. I would envy people who lived here if I...
  • Blog Post: Natural, traditional and udderly wonderful!

    Blogger - Aggie Rothon, Communications Officer I have fallen in love with keeping chickens. They are quirky, personality filled creatures and I can fill hours in a day watching them. We now have five in total, including Colin the cockerel, but with the cold weather and drawn in nights we still have...
  • Blog Post: And the nominees are ...

    Blogger - Kate Blincoe, Communications Manager Did you watch EURO 2012? I watched a few matches, but more in an ‘ok then if it’s on’ rather than a ‘come on, score!’ kind of way. I’m probably in a minority, but I find it hard to get too excited about something where...