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    Autumn is without a doubt my favourite time of year. It always feels cosier this time of year. Just makes me feel great!
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    As the sun sets on a glorious winter's day, the sky is turned golden. Amazing!
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    Stopped by a bright green flash lightening the gloom (a startled green woodpecker), then again by the statuesque grey heron against the green of the grass - magic moments when rushing along the path home to beat the rain.
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    I'll never forget the snow falling gently, the dazzling white all around me, the quietness of the cold winter afternoon, the snow buntings flitting all around me like little white pieces of paper in the wind, and how warm I felt inside.
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    On a cold, grey January afternoon, a leaden atmosphere pervaded an urban, industrial landscape. But among the litter and racist graffiti, my very first bullfinch revealed its regal pink chest and black cap. A dull day was instantly enlightened.
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    When i was a younger my favourite birding spot was redcastle on the beauly firth, as i was going home on a frosty winter afternoon through the mist flying low over the fields was a ghostly barn owl i wasn't looking for one but it made my day!!
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    During the snow we had the last couple of days, we went out and cleared out the bird feeders and afterwards, a robin came down to thank us. This made me feel happy to help the birds. We have lots of birds in our garden inclusing a pair of Black Caps
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    These little Chaffinches cheer up a winters day.
  • 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: Monday's Magic Moment: my mum always used to say...

    'Don't talk with your mouth full.' And it's a lesson this fieldfare might want to take note of if he doesn't want to lose his rather juicy-looking berry! Fieldfares are winter visitors to the UK and a very common sight in gardens at the moment - whether you're digging yourself...
  • Blog Post: Monday magic moment: frost in close-up

    Some of you further north may have already had a touch of frost this year, but as I went to my car yesterday evening and was forced to get the rough side of my squeegee out to remove the ice, it definitely felt like winter for the first time. This macro image of frost shows us the crystallisation...
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment: go bonkers for conkers

    Looking more like an undulating landscape ready to be conquered by some adventurous explorer, I love this different take on conkers by Sue Kennedy . There are plenty of other seeds and berries for you to see in a new light on RSPB Images .
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Christmas: 20

    Spent the weekend Christmas shopping but still have no idea what to buy your family? Solve all your gift problems with the ultimate gift – a warm and fuzzy feeling! Bearded tit nest box A gift of £10 could buy a safe, cosy nesting space and year-round home for these beautiful...
  • Blog Post: The nature facts Christmas quiz

    Welcome to our festive quiz! We're giving you the chance to win one of five copies of Birds - Their Hidden World . There's three rounds; general questions on yuletide plants and animals, pictures of mystery Christmas nature and finally, can you unscramble our festive anagrams? Some will be multiple...
  • 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: Monday's Magic Moment: a snack in the snow

    So far I've resisted the charisma of our native birds in my photo selections, but I really like this image. It's probably the contrast between the snow and the husk of the tropical coconut that I find amusing. Here Ray Kennedy does a brilliant job of capturing this great tit looking quizzically...
  • Blog Post: This weekend... down by the water

    With temperatures set to stay below freezing for some time to come, it might seem a good idea to sit it out indoors. But if you wrap up warm and venture outside, the icy weather may bring some surprises. The big freeze makes life difficult for many waterbirds. Bad news for them, but it can bring us...
  • Blog Post: Cold, hungry birds? You can help!

    The past few weeks have been tough. The weather's made our lives difficult, but it's been even tougher for our birds and wildlife. So it's a good job that we can do our bit to help. I've been trudging up my snowy garden to feed the birds every morning - before feeding myself, of course...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: lighting up the night

    The moon. Last night it looked particularly amazing - big, bright and low enough in the sky that it seemed as if I only had to stand on tiptoes to reach it. In fact, it looked a little like this beautiful image by David Tipling: There are plenty more images like this over on RSPB Images ...
  • Blog Post: Nature facts Christmas quiz: Answers

    Many of you got in touch with the correct answers to our Christmas quiz . The five lucky winners of Birds - Their Hidden World can be viewed on our main site . If any of you answered with a niggling sense of doubt, here are the official answers to all fifteen questions: 1 ) Robin. In fact this...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Christmas: 23

    Natural Christmas decorations photo credit: freeimages.co.uk Ever tried scouring your local park for fallen pine cones? They make excellent natural Christmas decorations if taken home and left to dry out. Create a simple but elegant table decoration by scattering them around church candles...
  • Blog Post: Give us back our birds!

    Regular Notes on Nature readers will probably be building up quite a good picture of the birds we see from our window here, with the webcam feeder stationed outside. Great spotted woodpeckers , magpies and grey wagtails have all featured recently, however today it’s more a case of what we didn’t...
  • Blog Post: This weekend…share your festive feast

    Winter is challenging enough for birds at the best of times, but the recent freezing conditions are making things even tougher. So, instead of throwing your leftovers away, why not leave a Christmas treat out for the birds? Many festive favourites can provide much needed (and as we all know...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Christmas: 22

    We thought it was time we gave you a chance to share your photos with us… This is just one of a beautiful selection of 'snowscapes' on our Community landscape gallery . Please click through and share yours with us too.
  • Blog Post: Time for a huddle?

    A cold, arctic wind is heading towards us this weekend. So, whilst we can all dust off the winter coats, dig out the scarf and gloves (hopefully finding a matching pair, although if you're anything like me you'll end up with two left handed ones!), what can the birds and wildlife do? Well...