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  • Blog Post: Soaring spirits, but a stark reminder

    RSPB images It was a gloomy day in November and I was running a tedious errand that took me towards the Norfolk coast. Driving along, I wondered if I would see any pink-footed geese munching on the harvested sugar beet tops. ‘That would brighten my journey’, I thought to myself, ‘otherwise...
  • Blog Post: What state the UK's birds?

    Today sees the publication of The state of the UK’s birds 2011 . As ever, this aims to serve as a one-stop shop for the latest news on our bird populations. This year’s report has a particular focus on our waterbirds and the sites they use, noting that this year is the 40th anniversary...
  • Blog Post: GUEST BLOG: Jude Lane on the death of a hen harrier

    I have asked our Bowland Project Officer, Jude Lane (pictured), to offer her personal perspective on the death of a hen harrier known as Bowland Betty. The hen harrier was recovered from a moorland area managed for grouse shooting in the Yorkshire Dales by Stephen Murphy of Natural England on 5 July...
  • Blog Post: On the moors and in the sunshine

    Having been sunburnt whilst walking in the Mamores over the weekend, I spent yesterday in the sunshine at the Langholm Moor Demonstration project . Didn't you know - it is always sunny in the hills of Scotland. It was a privilege to be able to visit a site that I had heard so much about. Given...
  • Blog Post: Native upland woodland expansion survey

    RSPB Conservation Scientist, Jonathan Groom, writes about fieldwork in the Perthshire hills. 4:00am starts, black grouse, hen harriers and more. Native upland woodland expansion survey Field work has its ups and downs. The 4:00am start so that I can be at my first survey point and ready to go at...
  • Blog Post: Making Nature Count: Top 10 in the Perthshire hills

    RSPB Conservation Scientist, Jonathan Groom, gives an update on the Native upland woodland expansion survey in the Perthshire hills. Making Nature Count: Top 10 in the Perthshire hills I reached my first milestone in the study recently. I completed my first round of Breeding Bird Surveys. It is...