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Glaslyn osprey diary Follow the fortunes of a pair of ospreys breeding near Porthmadog in north Wales. 210
Symonds Yat - Raptors on the Rock Find out what's been going on at the watchpoint at Symonds Yat 45
  • Forsinard Flows

    Trails Closed!

    Please be aware that both the Forsinain and Dubh Lochan Trails at Forsinard are currently CLOSED . As a result of the storms earlier in January, we have had a large number of fallen and hung-up trees across the Forsinain Trail, which we have had to...
  • Pulborough Brooks

    Fair to nature

    From January 76% of RSPB bird seed will be sourced through Conservation Grade Farms. The scheme requires any farmers signed up to Conservation Grade to actively manage 10% of the farmable area on their farms for wildlife. The scheme is locally tailored...
  • Blacktoft Sands

    A rapturous roost

    A bus mans holiday on Sunday afternoon produced six superb species of raptor amongst a host of other nice birds over the weekend and into the early part of the week . Strangely enough some of my best bird species and photo's at the weekend were gained...
  • Newport Wetlands

    Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend

    Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend If the build up week to the Big Garden Birdwatch weekend didn’t produce the goods, we had hope that the the bird identification sessions, birdwatching walks and not to mention the bird ringing demonstrations would...
  • Belfast Lough

    Exciting news at Belfast WOW...

    We’re thrilled to tell you that Belfast’s Window on Wildlife will be reopening on Wednesday, 18 February! We’re just putting the finishing touches on the building, including installing all our new interpretative signage, ready to...
  • Fairburn Ings

    And it's goodbye from him

    Here's a blog from Jonny, our warden intern. My time as an RSPB warden intern is coming to an end. I can honestly say it’s been an amazing experience! Surveying is a key element of our work and it’s an aspect of the work I...
  • Campfield Marsh

    January is a good month to see wintering geese on the Solway

    Good flocks of Barnacle and Pink-footed Geese can be seen on the pastures and saltmarshes of the Solway Estuary throughout January and February. Although Barnacles arrive in their thousands here on the Solway from Spitsbergen in mid October and stay at...
  • Rainham Marshes

    and more Raven news from today....

    The Ravens were on the tip late afternoon and showing very well from the Concrete Barges carpark. I suspect that they are starting to settle down for the breeding season as after robbing a Great Black-backed of a huge meaty bone, the bigger male then...
  • Dearne Valley

    January 27th & the Sightings...

    Hello, it's my turn today to bring you the sightings and they are from the book. The tree sparrow farm has once again been very busy with many hungry birds feeding all day. The sightings from here today were of yellowhammer, reed buntings, bullfinches...
  • Leighton Moss

    Flurry of activity at the feeders

    The feeders at the back of the visitor centre are a flurry of activity at the moment, with great spotted woodpeckers and tree sparrows making regular appearances, so it's definitely worth a peek when you're heading onto the reserve. Among the...
  • Titchwell Marsh

    January 27th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Water pipit - 1 commuting between the fresh marsh and drained grazing meadow pool Snow bunting - 8 on beach but mobile Twite - 2 west over the reserve calling Spotted redshank - 1 on saltmarsh Brambling - 1 on feeders Bittern - 1 showing...
  • The Lodge

    What will the cold snap blow our way?

    It's been relatively quiet at The Lodge over the last week, but with strong arctic winds on the way- this may be about to change! Just a few redpolls have been reported recently, but numbers of siskins, usually here in good numbers, are virtually...
  • Loch of Strathbeg

    New Year News

    Welcome back, and a Happy New Year to all our readers! It’s been a while since we updated the blog, what with the festive season and folks heading off on holiday, but now we’re back it’s time to look back at last year, and forward...
  • Langford Lowfields

    Moult migration....

    Despite the relatively quiet winter period for bird sightings, we continue to pull in some good stuff in the last week. Peregrine and barn owl are still regular across the site, with a chance of marsh harrier and merlin always worth bearing in mind. The...
  • Dearne Valley

    Boom Boom Boom – Sightings 26 Jan.

    Hi Folks! The title? No, not Private Baldrick’s attempt at war poetry nor the catch phrase of a famous puppet (whatever happened to Basil? He must be the oldest fox in show business by now). No, my title comes from a cracking day at Old Moor . Yes...
  • Strumpshaw Fen and the Broads

    Recent sightings 26 January

    Although distant, the orange legs and bill of the bean goose stand out amongst the pink feet The famous four are still being seen at Strumpshaw bearded tit, marsh harrier, otter, bittern, although the only one of the four which is appearing regularly...
  • Crook of Baldoon

    January Post

    Well another year is here and with the harvest of the willow last September things are starting to move along planning has gone through and we have started to put drainage lines in to clear large pools of water so the contractor can get in as soon as...
  • Arne

    Recent Arne Sightings

    We had a nice busy weekend here at Arne for the Big Garden Birdwatch, and we'll have some pictures of what went on posted here soon! We've also been having some fantastic wildlife sightings with male and female hen harriers being reported almost...
  • Loch Garten osprey diary

    Millie Makes a Move

    The osprey season is fast approaching and it won’t be long before we start hearing reports of ospreys in France and south England as they head back to their breeding grounds. There is one osprey in particular whose movements we all have our eye...
  • Arne

    An evening with Raptors...

    Regular visitors to Arne will know that birds of prey are a major spectacle during the winter at Arne. Marsh Harriers and Hen Harriers are on the top of the list. Harriers have a tendency to roost communally which, if you’re lucky enough to witness...
  • Dearne Valley

    Sunny Sunday and the Sightings...

    Hello, I had a short visit to Old Moor this aft and had a lovely wander down to the reedbed screen in the sunshine. I was hoping to see a water rail but didn't manage it. Instead I bumped into a couple of friends that I hadn't seen for a while...
  • Lakenheath Fen

    Big Garden Birdwatch weekend 2015: The scores on the doors

    We have almost reached the end of Big Garden Birdwatch weekend 2015 so here is a quick summary of how we got on here: As I don’t have a garden, I did my hour yesterday morning 09.23-10.23 on the feeders behind the visitor centre. Here are my...
  • Lakenheath Fen

    25 January recent sightings: It's Big Garden Birdwatch weekend!

    Good morning. Although the majority of the reserve has been frozen up all week, there has still been plenty to see. On Thursday, a water rail was skulking around at the edge of the visitor centre pond and two bitterns were chasing eachother around...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Who hasn't seen a Kronker yet?

    Ravens are early breeders and it will not be too long before 'our' pair of these goose sized monster corvids start a new family on their breeding territory a few miles away. I would like to think that as they have become so accustomed to the marsh...
  • Dearne Valley

    Planets and Pintails - Sightings, 24 Jan.

    Hi Folks! What a day it’s been at Old Moor today. The reserve was very busy indeed – probably in part due to it being the Big Garden Birdwatch weekend but also because the sun shone and at times it almost felt – well, spring-like. ...