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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: 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Blog Post: Poster - Week ending 22nd July 2016

  • 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 –...
  • Forum Thread: Melodic magpie song?

    Hi all, I heard a rich, melodic bird call in our garden today. It almost sounded like a blackbird, but when I looked up to where the call was coming from, I saw a magpie, probably a young one. Bird guides often refer to the typical clacking, clattering magpie call. Just wondering if anyone else has...
  • Blog Post: Gamebird hunting: why we’re supporting calls ­for it to be regulated

    The Scottish Raptor Study Group has recently lodged a petition with the Scottish Parliament calling for a licensing system to be introduced for gamebird hunting in Scotland. We, at RSPB Scotland, fully support it and we’d like you to support it too. Read our blog to find out why we think it’s...
  • Blog Post: Poster - Recent Sightings, Week ending 2nd July 2016.

  • Blog Post: Early June 2016 - Archive of further sightings.

    After a cold windy start, 'flaming' June dominated the first half of the month, giving birds a good chance to rear their young successfully. 1st June. Tawny Owl heard hooting round the Centre, spotted in the hamlet orchard. Recently fledged Chaffinch in the rain. It had been...
  • Blog Post: How a bioblitz can help save nature

    How a bioblitz can help save nature Amber Jenkins, RSPB Scotland’s Community Green Space Officer in Edinburgh, gives us the run down on the recent Edinburgh bioblitz and why events like this are so important for connecting people to nature. I think a lot of us are probably guilty of...
  • Blog Post: National Meadows Day

    It's the 1 st July and the weather can only get better – surely? Look down on the ground at Dungeness though and you will spot an array of brightly coloured wildlife. Wildflowers are blooming with lots of different types and colours of vetch out in the fields, buttercups, Nottingham catchfly...
  • Blog Post: Butterflies, Wildflowers and Hay Meadows - 25th June 2016

    Having chatted with the volunteers on duty today at the Wetlands Centre and armed with the latest sightings on the Reserve - the Discovery Field, with its wildflower meadows, seemed to be the most attractive option. Birds generally, had stopped singing and were getting on with rearing their young...
  • Blog Post: Poster: Midsummer - WE 24th June 2016

  • Blog Post: Seabirds of the Forth

    Allison Leonard is a warden with RSPB Scotland who looks after five reserves in Central Scotland, including the Forth Islands Fidra and Inchmickery. Allison brings us this update on how different seabirds are faring in the Forth this year and tells us about a couple of exciting opportunities for you...
  • Blog Post: Little gulls at RSPB Scotland Loch of Strathbeg

    This summer we were able to confirm that the smallest species of gull in the world, the little gull, is nesting with an egg at RSPB Scotland Loch of Strathbeg. It's the first confirmed breeding attempt for little gulls in Scotland ever. Kath Hamper, who works on our north east coastal reserves team...