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  • Blog Post: What's the hurry?

    One of this year's osprey chicks from Loch Garten has made some impressive progress and had made it to West Africa already, just two weeks after leaving Scotland! Is it Alba or is it Caledonia? To find out check out the latest post on the Loch Garten osprey diary .
  • Blog Post: Cruising the Welsh coast

    'I love going out on the boat at this time of year and talking to people about the brilliant wildlife you can see off the coast of Wales,' enthused Becky Clews, our People Engagement Manager in Wales, when I chatted to her recently about how the Wildlife Island cruises had gone. According...
  • Blog Post: News from the north

    It's all going on in the north of England at the moment. The first of the Lake District osprey chicks hatched on Friday and the second egg should be hatching any day now. Head over to the Lake District Osprey Project blog and the Facebook page for all the news as it happens. Then the exciting...
  • Blog Post: Keeping a watchful eye

    There's quite the tale unfolding over on the Loch Garten osprey diary . Not only are team tracking one of this year's youngsters, Caledonia, as she sits tight in Spain, but now they've even got some eyes on the ground keeping watch over her! To find out more, head over to the Loch Garten...
  • Blog Post: Getting carried away

    Guest blogger: Laura Reynolds, South Wales Date with Nature superstar The female peregrine chick in Cardiff was taken by surprise the other day. With her juvenile feathers coming through nicely, she was having a good practice at flapping her wings when she was taken by surprise by a great gust of...
  • Blog Post: Latest from Mull

    It looks like there's a new resident ta our Mull date with nature , with the barn owl box finding itself occupied. From the nest camera, we can see there's a female incubating two eggs so fingers crossed there'll be baby barn owls soon! To keep up to date with all the comings and goings on...
  • Blog Post: And the rain came down

    Guest blogger - Claire Powell, Information Officer, Edinburgh sparrowhawks It's been a busy week here in Edinburgh. Saturday's horrendous weather didn't stop a few people venturing out and we ran our Sparrowhawk Family weekend including our name the chick competition. Unfortunately due...
  • Blog Post: Friday 13th

    Friday 13th may be unlucky for some, but it didn't stop the team up at the Aberfoyle ospreys from attempting to ring the two osprey chicks. (There were originally three chicks, but unfortunately the youngest succembed to the bad weather.) The only bad luck they had was the heavens opening as they...
  • Blog Post: Get involved at Glaslyn

    As if the draw of ospreys wasn't enough, our Glaslyn team are going all out this weekend with plenty of activities to entice and entertain. Try your hand at osprey nest building, check out what the local cuisine is with our barn owl pellet dissections, and use your cunning to solve the treasure hunt...
  • Blog Post: And so the story begins

    With Mull Eagle Watch now in full swing, you'll be pleased to hear that Skye and Frisa are well and truly settled on their nest, and so far everything is looking good for them . Find out more on the Mull Eagles blog .
  • Blog Post: Daily routines and a definite break from the norm

    Whilst the young Loch Garten ospreys seem to have settled themselves into somewhat of a daily routine, back on the reserve there was a surprise in store for Richard as he encountered a very unexpected visitor on Sunday afternoon. Can you guess what it might be? To find out more check out the latest post...
  • Blog Post: Loch Garten fledge alert

    Looks like the first of the Loch Garten osprey chicks has taken the plunge and fledged. Find out more on the Loch Garten osprey diary blog .
  • Blog Post: Here's looking at you kid

    The Saltholme team have just posted a fab video of one of the young harbour seals at our Greatham Creak date with nature . He's obviously very well practiced at relaxing, though he made sure he posed for the camera too!
  • Blog Post: Any day now...

    Guest blogger: Lindsay Wilson, Information Assistant, Land's End Greetings from Land's End ! It's a bit of a waiting game here at the moment. The great black-backed gulls are still patiently waiting for the eggs to hatch. Tuesday marked the 27th day since the first egg was spotted,...
  • Blog Post: Live from the nest

    Today is a good day. Why? Because you can now see what the Chichester peregrines are up to - live and direct from their nest on top of the Cathedral. Go on, you know you want to...
  • Blog Post: Egg-streme!

    After moving in three weeks ago , the barn owls at Bwlch Nant yr Arian have been busy expanding their family. When they first moved in, the pair promptly laid two eggs, but now there's a whopping seven! Now, I'm no barn owl expect, but to me seven eggs sounds like a lot. However, when I checked...
  • Blog Post: What do seal pups dream about?

    There was good news on the opening day of the seals at Greatham Creek date with nature as one of the first common seal pups of the year was born. The new arrival spent most of its first few hours fast asleep on the sand, leading to it being christened Snoozy. What do you think its dreaming about...
  • Blog Post: Hello stranger!

    Dave Sexton, over on Mull, had a pleasant surprise last week with the return of a familiar and well loved face. Read more about it on the Mull Eagles blog .
  • Blog Post: Symonds Yat - Love Is in the Air

    In the words of 70s disco don John Paul Young, love is in the air at Symonds Yat mid-spring and not just with the Peregrines. The current breeding roll-call includes not only our peregrinatory stars, but also Canada Goose, Nuthatch, Kingfisher and Mallard. More on the supporting cast later. Our Peregrine...
  • Blog Post: Mirror, mirror

    Having caught a glimpse of himself in the mirrors in the toilet block at Westonbirt Arboretum , one male swallow has decided he certainly doesn't like what he sees. In fact, the problem has become so bad that the offending mirrors have had to be removed! Our man on the ground, James Chen, thinks...
  • Blog Post: Worth a try

    Having successfully raised two chicks this year, it appears Odin thought he'd try his luck one last time before EJ starts her migration south. To find out why check out the latest blog post on the Loch Garten osprey diary .
  • Blog Post: Lights, camera, action in Lincoln

    When the web connection went live at the Lincoln peregrines back in May, the team were really excited to see the peregrines were back and nesting on the south west corner of the cathedral tower. It's just a shame that they decided to set up home in the nest without the camera... The female appeared...
  • Blog Post: Best of the rest

    Has EJ managed to protect her eggs against the barrage of rain over the last few days and has spring finally sprung at Loch Garten? Find out more by checking out the latest on the Loch Garten osprey diary . It's anyone's guess how many eggs have hatched in Cardiff as you'll see from the...
  • Blog Post: Flying the nest

    The Chichester peregrine chicks have been busy over the last couple of days. They've been learning some new tricks. Firstly, they've been learning to jump onto the gaps between their turrert's crenellations (new word of the day alert! A crenellation is another name for a battlement), then...
  • Blog Post: Number 2 for Loch Garten

    There's now two chicks at Loch Garten! Check out the Loch Garten osprey diary to find out more.