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    I find that just looking out of the window and seeing the various birds around the feeder enlightens any day. Even if my football team has lost, the birds help ease the pain!!
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    We visited Hilbre Island, watched the sea birds, turned away from them,they all started to make an awful noise and fly in the air,we turned back just in time to see a perigrine nose dive down, grab one of them and fly up the beach to eat his meal
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    i'm not sure why, but every time i see a bird, from a pigeon to a wigeon, it lifts my heart and puts a smile on my face...i cannot begin to describe how important they are to me, and how they give me moments just by existing.
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    having agreed to meet my new partner a few months ago at conwy rspb we found that we have so much in common, but it was finding out that we could spend all day together just watching the local wildlife that took us by surprise, havnt looked back
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    The recent snowy weather shows the birds off beautifully and it is a pleasure to watch them feed and photograph them in the different visual surroundings. Perhaps readers would like to share our pleasure.
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    To sit and enjoy watching the birds is a great moment
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    I was looking at hanging baskets, then to my surprise, three sparrows came onto them and strarted tearing loads of material of lining for nesting and they kept coming back even tho I hung pet fur for the birds to take right next to it!Brill
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    Watching these amazing little goldfinches made me feel glad we cherish our little feathered friends and help them flourish by feeding nyger seed
  • Blog Post: This weekend...listen up!

    We're not all early birds, but at this time of year I would seriously suggest that those among us who prefer a few extra hours of duvet-snuggling make an exception. For one thing, the light at this time of day can be absolutely beautiful: But enough of lovely morning shots, because...
  • Blog Post: Forbidden Love

    We’ve seen them around the reserve , with their flirtatious behaviour, making strange noises in bushes and open displays of affection. No, I’m not discussing the lunchtime behaviour of The Lodge staff (I doubt I’d be able to write about that!), but actually the behaviour of a couple...
  • Blog Post: Migrants are on their way!

    'Yeah, yeah,' I hear you say, 'this spring will never arrive.' But it's true that our summer migrant birds are on their way - I've seen them with my own eyes! Just before Easter I was lucky enough to spend a week at the Strait of Gibraltar Bird Observatory , which is run by...
  • Blog Post: This weekend... get eggcited!

    It's not long until Easter and eggs are everywhere. Tasty as chocolate ones may be, I say that the real things are much more interesting. Here are my Top Ten Eggciting Eggsamples . Tiny cliff ledges are dangerous places for eggs, but safe from ground predators. One of the reasons that guillemots...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: starling, there's something I need to tell you!

    I don't know why, but whenever I see a starling I end the encounter with a big grin on my face. Maybe it's because they remind me of a childhood spent listening to their scrabbling around in the loft above my bedroom, attempting to raise a family. Or, maybe it's because of their beautiful...
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment: mesmerizing murmuration

    As leaves start their annual colour change, and the morning air fills my lungs with its chilly edge, there is no denying that autumn is on its way. Not that I mind. In fact, I really look forward to the changing seasons and the promise of wildlife spectacles to come. And this great image of starlings...
  • Blog Post: Master architects

    Even though it's been a bit hit-and-miss lately as to whether spring really is on the way, one thing you can definitely be sure of is that birds will be in full nest-building mode in only a matter of weeks. And while most birds hide their beautiful creations under leaves, in nestboxes or tucked...
  • Blog Post: A sense of direction

    Every year birds migrate to our shores from as far away as Africa and Russia. Amazingly, very few birds seem to take a wrong turn on their journey, with some even returning to the exact same spot year-on-year . Our understanding of migration is ever-growing - if Ian Newton's recent 500+ page book...
  • Blog Post: Bupa wants us all to save the sparrow

    Siobhan Drane, Community and Partnerships Manager for Bupa Care Homes, tells us all about working with the RSPB, Wildlife Week and saving the sparrow. Bupa Care Homes is one of the UK's largest care home providers with over 300 homes. In 2010, we formed a partnership with the RSPB to turn 11...
  • Blog Post: A magic weekend?

    It’s a big weekend this one. Whilst I may be heading to London on Saturday, hoping for some magic in the cup, you might be looking out of your window, hoping for some magic on your bird table. It’s F.A. Cup fourth round weekend, but I’m sure there is something even bigger going on this...
  • Blog Post: The best view for miles around

    Over the Easter weekend I got a chance to talk to the people who man the brand new watch tower - Rossall Point - on Fleetwood promenade. The whole of my life this site has been taken up by an uninspired lump of concrete going through bouts of dereliction, so it was really fantastic to see it knocked...
  • Blog Post: Are you ready for Big Garden Birdwatch?

    As you may have read, this year sees the 30th Big Garden Birdwatch . To mark this special anniversary, I'm already putting together a cunning plan for my best Birdwatch ever... Strictly speaking, you don't need to do any special preparation for Big Garden Birdwatch. It's fine not to put out...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: into the sun

    I really like this photo by Jodie Randall . I like that it's in black and white. I like the silhouetted birds. And I really like how the sunlight seems to radiate out of the photograph. It also happens to remind me of what a great weekend in London I've just had. Find an image to remind...
  • Blog Post: Something for the weekend

    This week, you've got to keep your eyes and ears open. Be alert at all times, wherever you are - especially if you're out shopping. Waxwings are here! Whatwings? Waxwings . They breed in Scandinavia, snapping up mosquitos in the northern forests, but in winter it's berries they crave ...
  • Blog Post: Strangers in our midst

    Here at the RSPB, we often get enquiries from puzzled 'garden watchers' who have seen an odd bird in their garden. 'It looks like a blackbird , but it's got a white head.' 'One of the starlings on my feeder is all white! Is it a different species?' Some people are a bit disappointed...
  • Blog Post: This weekend...will you be seeing red?

    ...or maybe a bit of grey will be more your colour this weekend? This week, our Wildlife Enquiries team have been inundated with queries about these beautiful birds - redwings and fieldfares . So if these birds are now as familiar to you as your usual robin and blackbird, you're not alone....
  • Blog Post: Are any of these hiding in your garden?

    It seems quiet in my garden at the moment. Ok, the birds are still coming to the feeders, but there’s not much else going on. There’s a lull. It seems that my garden wildlife is waiting for winter to slip quietly away. Does that sound like your garden? Well, let me introduce to what’s...