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  • Northward Hill

    Rubbish and Cliffe Pools

    Please be aware that the fly-tipped rubbish blocking the entrance to Cliffe Pools car park has unfortunately not yet been removed, however there is still space for a couple of dozen cars outside the parking areas. Don't let it put you off visiting...
  • Dearne Valley

    Sightings via Twitter - June 28th

    Hello again, I'm afraid I don't have the sightings from the book for you as I didn't have time to ring up today. So the sightings I do have are solely taken from Twitter. There is good news in that the little bittern has been seen today...
  • Middleton Lakes

    A First For Middleton!

    After a few years of saying, ‘this will be the year’, we can confirm that little egrets are breeding at Middleton! A common sight on the reserve all year round, and with a roost of 40 plus in the Winter, 2016 looked promising. With breeding...
  • Minsmere

    The joy of volunteering

    Guest blog by Stan Singleton, Volunteer Minsmere guide Volunteering! Why do we do it? Life already offers other interests, obligations, but it is the lure of several hours in the fresh air and, here at Minsmere, an opportunity to watch wonderful bird...
  • Titchwell Marsh

    June 28th 2016 - Today at Titchwell

    Great knot - adult with 1500 knot on the fresh marsh all day Spotted redshank - 3 on fresh marsh Ruff - 3 on fresh marsh Little gull - 1st summer on fresh marsh Red kite - 1 west Spoonbill - 1 west Black tailed godwit - 180 on fresh...
  • Frampton Marsh

    More art to enjoy

    We do like a bit of art, here at Frampton Marsh. And I'm pleased to say we now have something new for you to enjoy. Students at Boston College have created sculptural textiles work, inspired by a visit to the reserve. Obviously these would not last...
  • Crook of Baldoon

    Spring into Summer

    Well it looks by the forecast the long dry spell is over but the wild flower meadow back in May needs the rain and some of the ditches need a top up. The spring and summer has been kind to the nesting birds with improvement to the fledging numbers...
  • Titchwell Marsh

    GREAT KNOT

    At lunchtime on June 15 th I took a call from a friend on the reserve saying he thought he had a great knot on the fresh marsh. Knowing how rare that was, I headed down to the lagoons to check it out. By the time I arrived, Chris had a big smile and confirmed...
  • Charlie's Blacktoft Blog

    Waders, bearded tits and spoonbills...........

    The end of June often see's a resurgence of migration through the reserve when many wetland birds stop off and join the breeding birds on the lagoons. This morning started lovely and sunny and as soon as I walked onto the reserve I had that gut...
  • Saltholme

    Come and see the Avocet chick

    We have a week old Avocet chick in the Saltholme Scrape in front of Saltholme Hide. Come and see it before it grows up !
  • Dearne Valley

    Another First - Sightings, 27 June

    Hi Folks! It was another great day in the Dearne Valley today. When I got to Old Moor, I headed straight for the Bittern Hide to pick up the latest news. It was great to see the place was packed with visitors all eager to catch a glimpse of those bitterns...
  • Strumpshaw Fen and the Broads

    Quick update 27 June

    We still have a few swallowtails on the wing with two seen today near the pond dipping platform, plenty of dragonflies as well as kingfishers and a few bittern sightings. The heavy rain has made quite a few of our paths a bit soggy so if you are visiting...
  • Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve

    Wildlife Explorers (WEx) help hoverflies in the name of science

    Our Pagham Seals Wildlife Explorers (WEx Group) have been busy making hoverfly lagoons to help the University of Sussex citizen science project, The Buzz Club, understand which material and environment provides the best habitat for hoverflies to reproduce...
  • Lake Vyrnwy

    Lake Fernwy

    In our recent RSPB magazine, Natures Home, it stated that 16,000 species have been found on RSPB reserves across the UK. It then breaks it down to the top 10 reserves and also the reserve with the most species of a certain taxonomic group (birds, dragonflies...
  • Fen Drayton Lakes

    1st St. Mary's Over Beaver Scouts

    Last week, the 1st St. Mary's Over Beaver Scouts visited Fen Drayton Lakes for a lake dipping session. Read on to find out what they discovered in the lake! Max - Aged 7 The landscape at Fen Drayton Lakes is very green and very pretty. We...
  • Mull of Galloway - Blog

    Newly Hatched Chicks

    The first kittiwake chick of this year was spotted yesterday (Sunday 26th June) through the cliff mounted camera which feeds live images directly to the RSPB Visitor Centre. Kittiwake are a member of the gull family that lay two eggs in a deep cup...
  • Dearne Valley

    Gathering Wits - Sightings, 26 June

    Hi Folks! Raincoat? No, shorts. Thick jumper? Maybe just a T-shirt. I dunno. Perhaps, all of the above… just in case. This June seems to want it all! I mean yesterday some of us had hail for goodness sake. And speaking of having it all, our...
  • Lakenheath Fen

    Flaming June? Not really!

    Well it's not quite the wettest June we've had since we started recording rainfall here, (that honour currently goes to June 1997, when 184.4 mm was recorded) but it is getting close! Since Dave's blog last Sunday, not including yesterday's...
  • Bempton Cliffs

    Katherine's on the case #2

    Another update from Katherine! With the monitoring that Katherine is doing, she gets to be right in the heart of the action and so I really look forward to reading her blogs, as I'm sure you do too...
  • Mull of Galloway - Blog

    Golden Charms

    Anyone visiting the Mull of Galloway during the summer will appreciate it is a time of colour, largely formed by the rich carpet of wildflowers and further enhanced by the diverse range of butterflies, bees and colourful beetles that abound, and of course...
  • Dove Stone

    Sightings - 24 June

    Latest sightings included chiffchaff, blackbird, wren, willow warbler, great spotted woodpecker, grey wagtail, pied wagtail, swallow, mallard, magpie, mistle thrush, common sandpiper, robin and a family of long tailed tits with at least 5 young. Sadly...
  • Mersehead

    Mersehead Bioblitz 2016

    On the 18th and 19th June we embarked on a weekend long Bioblitz. A bioblitz is when people including experts and local people gather together and record as many flora and funa within a designated area and time. We were very lucky that the Dumfries and...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Help Support Team RSPB in this summer's cycle challenge!

    Jen Blake is our Active in Nature Officer , and she is a crazy lady (don't tell her I said that!).... She is amazing - she looks after the Active in Nature project here... We are trying to get people enjoying being outside and being active. So...
  • Northward Hill

    'What a difference a day makes, 24 little hours.......

    brought the sun and the flowers where there used to be rain'. If only that were the case. Where the leave vote leaves the future of our nature is anyones' guess, only time will tell. On the positive side the sun did shine today and so the insects...
  • Campfield Marsh

    Poster: Midsummer - WE 24th June 2016