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  • Blog Post: Poster: Recent sightings - Week ending 29th April 2016

  • Forum Reply: RE: WHAT'S ONE OF THE BEST UNEXPECTED WILDLIFE SURPRISES THAT'S HAPPENED TO YOU ?

    Lots of really happy moments for me. I think one that stands out is the story of George the storklet. About 4 years ago we visited Lake Kerkini in Greece to photograph pelicans and other birds (this place is a paradise for birders). We were there in August and most of the storks had left for their big...
  • Forum Reply: RE: BLACKBIRD LOVING A BATH

    Thanks Marina l love the Blackbirds they are so pretty with there strong yellow band round there eyes, yes your right they do seem to prefer running water, l use to have a normal saucer shaped one and hardly no birds went near it, but soon has l got this one really started coming, and with the cupped...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Where are our foxes?

    Here it is, thanks to Alan. What I think is the lad of the pair finishing off a roast chicken. Yas, if you try this, I strongly suggest cutting the chicken to pieces. Here is a funny story for you: first time I left the chicken whole so the fox took it and went off to eat it in peace! Had the laugh of...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Only Ladies take a Bath?

    It's funny you said that about blackbirds loving your bath, l've only had this one come this week,has you may have seen the video,there seem to go down the longer part of the garden where l have a man made stream a bit worried to go too near the house. yas
  • Forum Reply: RE: Bathing Spadgers 24-04-16

    Would love to see the spadgers skate across the surface MC any chance? Yas
  • Blog Post: Avocet still with the Oystercatcher flock - 25th April 2016

    View of Oystercatcher flock from Campfield Marsh as the tide was starting to make. After not having seen the Avocet for over a fortnight, it suddenly popped up again this afternoon. It had been a morning of sunshine and showers - some of them with hail. A cold strong NW wind was blowing and...
  • Blog Post: Events update

    Rye Meads Ringing Group - Nestbox watch An update on our ringing event on Saturday 14 May.. this has now been moved to the new date of Saturday 21 May to accommodate for the majority of birds being old enough to ring on the day. Many apologies for any inconvenience and we hope to see many of you there...
  • Forum Thread: Where are our foxes?

    We used to feed a family of foxes for years. So much so that around 10 at night we could see the cubs waiting for din din sat on the pavement on the other side of the road. Since September last year we lost sight of them, did not hear them calling during breeding season and they are not coming for food...
  • Blog Post: Poster - Recent sightings, Week ending 15th April 2016

  • Blog Post: Bonkers for Bats: Guest blog by Stacey Baldwin, Community Volunteer Officer, RSPB Cymru

    At the end of March Giving Nature a Home (GNAH) in Cardiff hosted its very first Bat Walk evening; a chance to find out more about some of Cardiff’s more elusive creatures. Despite the mist that had descended during the day, the first part of the evening saw a mighty group gather together at...
  • Blog Post: A Spring day on the Reserve - 16th April 2016

    One minute Spring sunshine . . . . . . and the next rain and hail showers. Nevertheless birds were about in plenty attending to their seasonal tasks. A walk along the marsh front and the onto the farm was pure joy. The hedgerows were full of birdsong. Some birds were still attracting mates...
  • Blog Post: Hello to Rachel, our new visitor intern!

    Hello all! This is my first blog as the new visitor experience intern at Fairburn Ings. My name is Rachel and I have committed to volunteering here for the next six months. I am looking forward to getting stuck in and sharing my experiences with you over this period. I am originally from Essex and...
  • Blog Post: RSPB Pin Badge display at the Solway Wetlands Centre, Campfield.

    Image - Marjorie Hutchin. Marjorie and Neil Hutchin ( West Cumbria RSPB Local Group ) run the local area RSPB Pin Badge Scheme which raises substantial funds from donations, for the RSPB (charity). You can see from the above, that the badges include birds you might see on this Reserve - as well...
  • Blog Post: If it's broken, fix it!

    Image: Shepherding black-faced sheep at Kinnabus (rspb-images.com) That is just what the Scottish Food Coalition would like to see for our current food system. This coalition is supported by organisations from across the environmental, health, social justice and farming sectors including the RSPB...
  • Blog Post: It’s a time of change on Scotland’s cliffs

    Kirsty Nutt explains why now is a perfect time to get out and enjoy Scotland’s seabird cities. It’s a time of change on Scotland’s cliffs The clocks have sprung forward; the evenings are getting lighter and the days warmer. Spring is definitely on its way. And with the shift of...
  • Blog Post: USA biomass fact finding trip: what did I learn?

    So, my biomass fact finding mission to the US is coming to a close. Here are ten things that I learned while I was here: Community members in the Southeastern USA are very concerned about the wildlife, climate and health impacts of the wood pellet industry and its mills. The bottomland hardwood...
  • Blog Post: Dungeness weekly update!

    What a busy week we have had on the reserve! Most days the weather has been kind so we have been flooded with visitors over the Easter break. Our insects are starting to emerge with all of our ‘Big 7’ species of bee being spotted out and about. Peacock and tortoiseshell butterflies have emerged...
  • Blog Post: Dewch i archwilio'r awyr agored yng Nghaerdydd

    I ddarllen y blog yma yn Saesneg cliciwch yma os gwelwch yn dda Enillwch flwyddyn o atgofion teuluol llawn hwyl gyda Ditectifs Bywyd Gwyllt Caerdydd, clwb bywyd gwyllt mwyaf cyffrous y ddinas. Yn gweithredu o’i bencadlys yn Forest Farm, Caerdydd, mae’r clwb yn rhoi’r cyfle i chi...
  • Blog Post: Come and investigate Cardiff's great outdoors

    To read this blog in Welsh, please click here Win a year of fun-filled family memories and be a part of the Cardiff Wildlife Detectives, the city’s most exciting wildlife club! Operating out of its headquarters at Forest Farm the club gives you and your family the chance to get your hands...
  • Blog Post: Please be a voice for nature in the run up to the Scottish Elections

    Please be a voice for nature in the run up to the Scottish Elections Egret feathers in a hat (photo credit: RSPB, rspb-images.com) Over 120 years ago, our organisation came into existence when sixteen feisty Victorian ladies campaigned against the killing of exotic birds to trim fashionable...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings: Ouzel a pretty boy then?

    More migrants have been arriving this week and the air is beginning to fill with a greater variety of song. Up on the Coal Tips trail it is impossible to miss the erratic ascent of skylarks and their high, trilling song. Willow warbler, John Bridges (rspb-images.com) Across the reserve there...
  • Blog Post: RSPB Scotland opens new visitor hub at Loch Lomond

    Jenny Tweedie from RSPB Scotland gives us an update on the new visitor hub launching at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond this spring. RSPB Scotland opens new visitor hub at Loch Lomond RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond launched its new visitor hub this spring, almost four years after the land was purchased...
  • Blog Post: More March pictorial activity.

    11th March. After a frosty night a milder misty day ensued. New gatepost to Discovery Field by kind permission of SWLPS - part of this year's installation in the locality. A new addition to the Picnic area. Frogspawn in the Discovery Pool. Swalesdales from Hawswater RSPB Reserve...
  • Forum Thread: Natterjack toad eggs

    Hi l'm new to this forum l just for the first time have found toad eggs in my pond, normally l get frogs spawn, this is probly a daft question, but is there anyway at this early stage to know if they could be Natterjack eggs? l've read they are more of a single chain is this right? some of mine...