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  • Blog Post: Migration steps up

    After a relatively quiet week for birds during the spell of westerly winds, there's definitely been evidence of autumn migration beginning to hit full swing in the last few days. Perhaps the most obvious movements were at sea on Monday, when counts included minima of 575+ gannets , seven great...
  • Blog Post: Giving nature a home at Minsmere

    Have you seen our new logo? This week the RSPB launched our exciting new campaign, with the title Giving Nature a Home. If you check out the new pages on our website you'll find all sorts of ideas about how you can help give nature a home. Perhaps you're able to put up a new nestbox or dig a...
  • Blog Post: One of my best Minsmere moments ever

    I had a quick stroll to Bittern Hide at lunchtime int he hope of finally tracking down the purple heron. It was seen about half an hour earlier, but no sign during my visit. Nothing new there. No bittern either. However, I did have one of those magic moments that Minsmere is prone to conjuring up...
  • Blog Post: Reasons to love Minsmere

    Minsmere has that special magic about it that means you never really know to expect. Take Wednesday morning, for example, when one of our regualr visitors who lives locally spotted a puffin flying north just offshore. Puffins are scarce birds in Suffolk, probably most likely to be spotted in the autumn...
  • Blog Post: More of the same

    After all the furore of the last two weeks, it seems almost churlish to say that things feel a bit more settled today. That's not to say that we're lacking interesting wildlife. Far from it. It's more that the most notable species have now been here for a few days. The king eider continues...
  • Blog Post: Black and white stars

    The star species over the last few days have had a rather monochrome feel to them. Our three long-staying great white egrets remain on Island Mere, where they are often seen resting on the island, or feeding along the reed edge. They are often accompanied by some of our resident little egrets. On Sunday...