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  • Media: Kestrel Bird of Prey 6

    It is not rare to see kestrels hovering above our wildlife meadow, but to come across this one perched on an overhead cable was a wonderful sight. It could have been the strong winds to day (4th Feb) that may have made it difficult to hover in the sky.
  • Media: Kestrel Bird of Prey 5

    This Kestrel was conserving its energy, rather than hover it perched on this overhead cable observing the ground below for prey.
  • Media: Kestrel Bird of Prey 4

    This was the highlight of the day (February 4th 2016) Seeing this Kestrel balancing on an overhead cable at our grounds.
  • Media: Kestrel Bird of Prey 3

    Few people can fail to notice a Kestrel hovering in the sky. However, this Kestrel made my day (February 4th 2016) balancing on an overhead cable at our grounds. The wind was rather strong at times making it hard for the Kestrel to maintain control and observe the ground below for prey.
  • Media: Kestrel Bird of Prey 2

    Few people can fail to notice a Kestrel hovering in the sky. However, this Kestrel made my day (February 4th 2016) balancing on an overhead cable at our grounds. The wind was rather strong at times making it hard for the Kestrel to maintain control and observe the ground below for prey.
  • Media: Kestrel Bird Of Prey

    Few people can fail to notice a Kestrel hovering in the sky. However, this Kestrel made my day (February 4th 2016) balancing on an overhead cable at our grounds. The wind was rather strong at times making it hard for the Kestrel to maintain control and observe the ground below for prey.
  • Media: Yellowhammer 3

    Yellowhammer song is familiar to 'little-bit-of-bread-and-no-cheese' the song is rather variable and sometimes lacks the final (higher or lower) 'cheese'.
  • Media: Yellowhammer1

    The first Yellowhammer seen 2016 at The Grange CL
  • Forum Thread: Big Garden Birdwatch

    The day before the official birdwatch, I was watching the sparrows on my bird feeder. They were joined by a goldfinch. It held its own - fending off the sparrows that tried to dislodge it. Then a sparrowhawk alighted in our silver birch tree and all the little birds fled. Needless to say, when I did...
  • Media: Greenfinch

    Hopefully the Greenfinch is making a recovery after the ‘Trichomonosis’ outbreak in reason years. The biggest group I’ve seen in our grounds this week end (RSPB Birdwatch) is fifteen.
  • Media: 5 Greenfinches in tree

    RSPB Birdwatch 31st January 2016. Welcome return of the Greenfinches.
  • Media: Waiting patiently

  • Media: Peregrine Falcon over Essex

    I would love confirmation of this photo I took whilst in Valentines Park, Ilford, Essex. I believe its a peregrine Falcon carrying a pigeon. I saw this bird trying hard to fly and zoomed in with my camera lens. It must have been about 400-500 meters away so the image is a little blurry. Can anybody confirm...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings at Dungeness 20th-29th Jan

    What a mix of weather we have had here this week. A gorgeous sunny day yesterday to an extremely windy and wet day here today. Some interesting wildlife was seen this week including a slavonian grebe, jack snipe and even a very unseasonal peacock butterfly! - Recent highlights: Brent goose –...
  • Blog Post: Icy blasts and wintery weather!

    8th January. Rained most of the day but still cold.. There had been snow showers overnight on high ground: looking across the Solway, the Scottish hills were snow-capped. There was a flurry of garden birds eager to top up from the feeders. An interesting article appeared in Birdguides: British...
  • Forum Thread: Kestrel On Peanut Feeders

    I was topping up the bird feeders in the garden yesterday (27th Jan 2016) when a Kestrel appeared on the peanut feeders on the fence just a few feet away. Although the Kestrel only stayed for around 10-15 seconds, it was a wonderful sight to see the bird up so close. The Kestrel appeared to be a female...
  • Blog Post: Give birds a home: put up a nestbox

    ‘ Giving nature a home ’ can mean lots of things. Sometimes it means growing insect-friendly plants and flowers. Other times it’s about planting a tree or digging a pond. But in this case it is literally about providing somewhere for birds to call ‘home’. It’s the...
  • Media: Green Woodpecker /1

    Green Woodpeckers Sunday 24th January 'The Grange CL' Tibenham.
  • Blog Post: Cheerful chirps and boisterous behaviour

    Jenny Tweedie, from RSPB Scotland, brings you this blog on how house sparrows are fairing in Scotland and a helpful guide on telling the different types of sparrow apart in time for this year's Big Garden Birdwatch! Cheerful chirps and boisterous behaviour With their cheerful chirps, and boisterous...
  • Media: Robin Red Breast Singing

    One of our favourite birds, the Robin singing is heart out on a cold January day in 2016.
  • Media: Flock of Fieldfare

    Flock of Fieldfare sighted on 20th Jan 2016 at 'The Grange CL'
  • Blog Post: What delights doth the New Year bring!

    New Year's Day Although a cold and quite dull day, the Reserve was brimming with hardy soles enjoying the great outdoors after the Christmas break. 'Col' reported having seen a female/juv Marsh Harrier from the hide. LOGBOOK SIGHTINGS NVH - Marsh Harrier perched in front of the LH...
  • Forum Thread: Great Northern Diver

    I was in Salford Quays yesterday at about noon (13.01.16) and saw 2 Great Northern Divers, confirmed by a fellow birder. I found this very surprising. Is this unusual?
  • Forum Thread: Can anyone identify this bird skull?

    Found on Aberystwyth beach in Wales. I'm thinking some kind of gull but it doesn't look quite right... Any advice welcome!
  • Blog Post: Get prepared for the Big Garden Birdwatch - event this weekend!

    Come along to a weekend of fun activities to get prepared for the Big Garden Birdwatch's main event! Pop down to the visitor centre at 11am on Saturday 16th or Sunday 17th to learn the importance of the Big Garden Birdwatch! Adults are £6. Children £3. A 20% discount applies for RSPB...