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  • Blog Post: Egg-cellent news from around the UK

    Looks like the stars of our Dates with Nature are busy settling into family life with a wave of eggs being laid over the last couple of weeks. The Manchester peregrines are still sat on one egg, whilst the pair over in Chichester are now sitting on two - one laid on 9 April and one on Sunday. Up...
  • Blog Post: Manchester peregrines are running late

    It's usually about now that the Manchester peregrines are getting ready to raise their chicks, but this year something's different. The first egg was only laid this week so things are happening much later than usual. We're not 100% sure why this has happened, but it could be down to a number...
  • Blog Post: We're ready for our close up!

    Here's some of the first shots of the new goshawk chicks in Cwncarn Forest that were born over the weekend. The pictures were taken on Sunday when only two of the eggs had hatched, but since then a third chick has arrived safe and sound so even more hungry mouths for mum and dad to feed!
  • Blog Post: Glaslyn, Glesni and Gwenlli head for Africa

    What a relief! All three chicks from this year's nest appear to have left Glaslyn for Africa along with their parents, all safe and sound. Local school children were asked to suggest names for the fledglings, and project staff chose 'Glaslyn, Glesni and Gwenlli' suggested by Euon Parry...
  • Blog Post: A cure for webcam withdrawal

    Springwatch is over for another year, but don't despair if you have webcam withdrawal because we've got just what you need - more webcams! You can check out all the action live from the nests at the following Dates with Nature : Manchester peregrines Edinburgh sparrowhawks Lincoln peregrines...
  • Blog Post: Ain't no stopping her now...

    After a rather slow start, there's no stopping Tore as she storms ahead of Bynack and big sister Rothes to hit a rather exciting journey milestone. To find out more check out the latest post on the Loch Garten osprey diary .
  • Blog Post: Puffins ahoy!

    Guest blogger: Becky Clews-Roberts, People Engagement Manager for RSPB Cymru We had our first puffin island wildlife cruises of the season on Saturday. There was a great turn out with 66 passengers across the two cruises. We all got soaked on the first trip as it chucked it down, but our spirits weren’t...
  • Blog Post: Another record breaker?

    There's not much news from the Loch Garten youngsters this week, but one of the osprey team got a shock a couple of weeks when cleaning out a nest box which may turn out to be a record breaker! To find out more check out the latest post on the Loch Garten osprey diary .
  • Blog Post: Here today, gone tomorrow?

    After moving out of the nest earlier than expected , it looks like there's only a limited time left to see our golden eagle chick on Uist. The chick is HUGE, can fly (well, a bit), and has taken to chasing its parents round. On a few occasions, the chick has disappeared to explore what can be found...
  • Blog Post: Taking in the sights

    Which of our intrepid young ospreys is doing a tour of some of the fishy hot spots in West Africa? Find out by checking out the latest blog post on the Loch Garten osprey diary .
  • Blog Post: Gorge-ouse Cheddar

    It's all go over at Cheddar Gorge at the moment. Cheddar Gorge's female peregrine chick is now almost 10 weeks old, she's fledged and she looks just like her mum (only bigger!). The guys on ground have sent over this fab picture of her being ringed by Ed Drewitt at 3 weeks old . ...
  • Blog Post: They grow up so fast!

    With all three Glaslyn osprey chicks taking to the skies last week, it looks like the chicks up at Loch Garten won't be too far behind. There's been plenty to suggest that it won't be long now and you can read all about it over on the Loch Garten ospreys blog .
  • Blog Post: End of an era

    Guest blogger: Ella Dixon - People Engagement Officer, Lake District Osprey Project After months of scanning the skies above Bassenthwaite, the team here on the ground have finally given up hope of the original male osprey ever returning. The male, known affectionately as "No Ring", is thought...
  • Blog Post: I'm ready for my close up!

    The tawny owls at Aberfoyle weren't the only ones to be ringed this week, with our Manchester peregrines getting their turn on Wednesday. If you weren't lucky enough to catch it on the nestcam, then there's some photos below courtesy of Adrian Dancy.
  • Blog Post: Peregrine chicks just keep on coming

    Peregrine chicks are popping up all over the place at the moment. The latest new arrival has hatched out at Cheddar Gorge . There's still one more egg in the nest and mum is dutifully keeping it warm until chick number 2 arrives. It wasn't just the public who wanted a peek at the new arrival...
  • Blog Post: Peregrines with sea legs

    When I think of Scarborough, I think fish and chips, building sand castles with my dad and those addictive 2p machines that you know you're never going to win on, but you still keep shovelling the pennies in. However, as of tomorrow Scarborough means something else - peregrines ! The Scarborough...
  • Blog Post: The sun sets on dusk watch

    Guest blogger: Steph Morren, Date with Nature expert at The Lodge The final dusk watch of 2011 took place yesterday with the last lucky group of visitors. We've run several of these events over the summer and whilst on some evenings we were more lucky than others, we always enjoyed the atmosphere...
  • Blog Post: Loch Garten update

    There's a second egg at Loch Garten! Check out the Loch Garten osprey diary for more details.
  • Blog Post: Flapping heck

    Chicks regularly wing flap in the run up to fledging. It's normal behaviour, but can sometimes get our chicks into a spot of bother as we saw at our Argaty red kites date with nature recently. Our man on the ground, Mike, sent through the below compilation of images taken after one of the red kite...
  • Blog Post: Crash, bang, wallop

    Amidst thunder storms and torrential rain, the first goshawk chick at Cwmcarn Forest hatched just after 4.30pm on Saturday. We'll keep you posted on when the other eggs hatch... The goshawks in the New Forest are also proud parents to some white balls of fluff! You can see how that family are...
  • Blog Post: One out of three ain't bad

    It's been a rough start for the Lake District ospreys . First there was the unseasonably cold weather we had last month. Then the young male seemed to be struggling to get the hang of incubating. To finish it all off, one of the eggs was removed from the next by parents, suggesting there was a problem...
  • Blog Post: And baby makes three...

    The Date with Nature baby boom continues, with the arrival of the first peregrine chick at Chichester cathedral . The team have been keeping a watchful eye on the situation for the last few days as the eggs were expected to hatch at any time. At 2:55pm yesterday, one of the volunteers on site was watching...
  • Blog Post: Right for ratty

    You usually hear water voles as opposed to see them. A rustle of undergrowth, the shuffle of feet and then a "plop" into the water. But if you head down to Arundel Castle , you may have more look at spotting on of these elusive beasties. A special floating feeding station has been set up for...
  • Blog Post: All's well at Aberfoyle

    Things seem to be running smoothly for the Aberfoyle ospreys so far. The female is currently sitting on eggs and the team think there's two, but it could be three. The pair have got themselves into something of a daily routine - the female takes the first incubation shift in the morning, the male...
  • Blog Post: Tune in!

    Check out the New Forest Date with Nature on tomorrow morning's episode of Wild on CBBC . The show is all about forests and the BBC team went along to visit Dominik Reynolds, who at 13 years old is one of our youngest volunteers. He's been volunteering with us in the New Forest for the last four...