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  • Blog Post: A walk in the blazing heat of a Campfield summer's day - 27th August 2016

    On such a glorious day how could one not take advantage of the sunshine and see what was alive on the Reserve. A recent poster needed to be installed in the Wetlands Centre foyer and I knew my volunteer friends would be there welcoming all, so with a quick scan along the estuary to survey the ebb...
  • Blog Post: Always variety

  • Blog Post: A mixed week ending 12th August, 2016.

  • Blog Post: Sun's out at Dungeness!

    We’ve had a jam packed couple of weeks of activities on the reserve! Both Cub Scouts and Brownies have visited and had a wonderful time pond dipping and exploring the reserve learning about wildlife. Brownies with a newt tadpole We also hosted 3 Wild Families events which included; pond...
  • Blog Post: What’s all the fuss about curlew sandpipers?

    If you have been to Frampton Marsh over the last few days you might have heard us talking about the curlew sandpipers. They’re getting a lot of attention at the moment as our reserve is playing host to around 258 of them (I say around as they just won’t sit still to be counted!). Usual highs...
  • Blog Post: Wonderful wildlife at Aberfoyle

    The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre in Aberfoyle is a five-star visitor attraction run by Forest Enterprise Scotland. It has a wildlife room - which is a joint project between Forest Enterprise Scotland and RSPB Scotland - where visitors can watch fantastic wildlife nearly every day, with webcams showing...
  • Media: A trip to the Farne Islands

    Drying time!
  • Blog Post: Dungeness update 12th August 2016

    We've had a wonderful week for wildlife here at Dungeness. Waders can be seen frequently on the islands on Burrowes pit. The list of waders spotted this week include: little stints, redshank, greenshank, ringed plover, little ringed plover, golden plover, sanderling, black-tailed godwit, bar-tailed...
  • Blog Post: All of a flutter.

    A walk along the Lonning and back via the Blue Route at the height of Summer is pure joy. The arable fields here are ablaze with colour and a hive of activity as butterflies, bees and insects utilise this rich source of pollen and nectar. These fields have been planted up with crops to provide seed...
  • Media: Short eared owl

    Short eared owl http://www.birdmad.com
  • Media: Red throated diver 2

    Red throated diver http://www.birdmad.com
  • Media: Red throated diver

    Red throated diver
  • Forum Thread: Blue tit juvenile and an acrobatic great tit

    couple of nice shots of these few visits today xxx
  • Blog Post: RSPB Dungeness' first ever Big Wild Sleepout!

    We were so excited to be able to host the Big Wild Sleepout at RSPB Dungeness for the very first time this year. Although we have been supporting the campaign over the years, it was finally time to take part! 41 people turned up to our fully booked event on the Saturday to set up their tents...
  • Blog Post: Nesting Hen Harriers

    After a gap of 10 years we have a hen harrier nest on the reserve. The male is a first-year bird and is mainly brown with a few grey feathers coming through, as can be seen in Adam Moan’s photo. The pair only got down to nesting very late and experienced some cold weather during incubation....
  • Blog Post: Did you take part in Big Wild Sleepout?

    Splendid sunrises, torchlit safaris, midnight feasts... Last weekend (29-31 July) the nation embarked on a nocturnal adventure to discover the secrets of night-time nature as part of the RSPB’s Big Wild Sleepout . By camping on a reserve, in the garden – or even on balconies, in some cases...
  • Blog Post: Dungeness update 29th July 2016

    Dungeness has been basked in glorious sunshine over the last few weeks, bringing out all sorts of exciting and wonderful wildlife. Bees, butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies have all been whizzing about. Crickets are chirping in the long grass, flowers are blooming and baby animals from tufted ducks...
  • Blog Post: Getting ready for Birdfair

    Last week I encouraged everyone to come along to Birdfair, hosted each year in August at the famous Rutland Water Nature reserve, run by our partner the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust. Directions to Birdfair can be found here . I am confident you will want enjoy every bit of Birdfair...
  • Forum Thread: Possibly a mistle thrush??

    Just sat outside on patio this morning and got a couple of shots (not perfect) of a possible mistle thrush? I'm new to identifying some birds so if I've got it wrong my apologies xx
  • Forum Thread: new to birds and loving it here xxx

    i didn`t know i liked birds this much, i can plan to be in my garden just for a few minutes with my camera and before i know it a couple of hours have passed and i`ve got 1 or 2 good shots...just watching them has had a amazing affect on me. I am naturally loud, bubbly and brash person maybe but not...
  • Blog Post: Poster - Week ending 22nd July 2016

  • Forum Thread: Well pleased.

    A nice Bittern photo taken at Minsmere
  • Blog Post: A sea of birds

    The Scottish Government has recently put forward 10 marine sites to be officially designated as protected areas for the seabirds that use them. A public consultation is open now, to get your views about whether they need to be protected. We will be responding and asking that they are all designated as...
  • Blog Post: Some highlights -12th to 30th June 2016.

    A rural scene across the Buttercup meadows.. As the warm weather continued, although with some rainfall, young birds and butterflies were very much in evidence on the Reserve. Young Tree Sparrows, Chaffinches, Blue; Great and Coal Tits were numerous. Greenfinch (3 juvs), Bullfinch(3 juvs), Robins...
  • Blog Post: Join the RSPB at this year's Birdfair

    In one month's time tens of thousands of birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts will be flocking to Birdfair , the largest gathering of nature and bird enthusiasts in the world. It is also a meeting place for many wildlife focussed NGOs and all of the outdoor and nature associated industries –...