April, 2008

Wildlife

Wildlife
We're about more than just birds (though obviously we like them a lot).

A date with nature

The latest news from our Date With Nature projects around the UK.
  • ...and we didn't have to wait long!

    The final chick has hatched on top of Chichester Cathedral today, making it a full house for the city's famous peregrines.

    Join us at our viewpoint to see the chicks at their cutest – all white and fluffy.

    The peregrines' latest offspring brings the number of chicks born on top of the cathedral to 26. If all survive, this will be the eighth family the pair will have raised together.

  • Chichester peregrines score a hatrick

    Just a day after RSPB vice president Chris Packham launched this year’s Chichester Cathedral peregrines project three eggs have hatched in one day - a first for this famous couple.

    All eyes are now on the final egg, which should hatch any day now....

  • Ospreys in shock move

    In an unexpected, and rather unusual move, the ospreys of Bassenthwaite Lake have upped sticks and moved to a nest site on the east side of the Lake.

    Home is now an artificial platform that was installed by the Osprey Project team to encourage more ospreys to settle in the area.

    The osprey exhibition and activities will be running as usual, but there are currently no images of nesting ospreys on the big screen, as the cameras are fixed on the 'old' nest. The team hope to set up a camera overlooking the new nest, but need to ensure there is no disturbance to the birds.

    The viewpoint at Dodd Wood remains open with great opportunities to watch ospreys fishing in the Lake, see red squirrels and watch woodland birds. The osprey team are working to set up a new viewpoint nearby where visitors can see the new nest – get all the latest details and directions on Osprey Watch.