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Monday's Magic Moment: cheeky chappie
I don't think there's much else I can add to this cute photo of a robin by Mark Sisson except to say that I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas.
26 Dec 2011
Helping birds through rough weather - the Wildlife teams top tips!
The forecast is looking pretty grim for much of the UK over the next few day's at least, some parts have already been taking a pummelling. Heres a few of the questions we are getting asked at the moment and our answers, we hope this will help you help your garden birds through the worst of it! ...
15 Dec 2011
Hi Knewmans and welcome to the forum You might be interested in reading the thread here It is worth reporting the blackcap on Birdtrack this will help monitor the numbers of this plucky little bird. From ringing recoveries the BTO have learnt that many of the wintering blackcaps arrive from Europe...
12 Dec 2011
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 .
28 Nov 2011
Re: Mesh Nets - First Response.
Thanks Borderlass and Sparrow. Hi Grandmamac Just had a listen and that was interesting and very enjoyable. They covered quite a lot of different wildlife issues for winter including the danger of mesh. If anyone else wants to listen you can fast forward the show to 18minutes 50 seconds straight...
23 Nov 2011
Monday's Magic Moment: all of the colour but none of the bang
It's gone Bonfire Night and all is quiet. And even though I don't particularly miss all the bangs that go with exploding fireworks, I do miss the amazing show of colours. That's why I really like this image from Chris O'Reilly - it could be the afterglow of a particualrly big firework...
7 Nov 2011
Batten down the hatches here comes winter! Plus a reminder of summer.
With dropping temperatures, high winds, showers and the threat of snow over high ground, winter is definitely on its way! With our winter migrants making landfall and spreading out across the UK, and with Feed The Birds Day on October 29, now is the perfect opportunity for a quick checklist on the essentials...
18 Oct 2011
Where do Mallards go in winter?
For the fourth year now, a pair of mallards visit our garden, arriving in early March - in fact, they arrived yesterday. The same pair, for sure, as they feed from hand and we're very familiar with the funny squeaks and mutterings, the duck doesn't 'squack' and the drake chutters continuously...
1 Mar 2011
With the Big Garden birdwatch coming up fast and with lots of people reporting gardens full of a variety of birds, our feathered friends are quite rightly one of the highlights of the winter months. However, some other creatures are also active during the winter and some have quite interesting stories...
26 Jan 2011
http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/media/p/218886.aspx Hi can anyone identify the two birds in these photos? I thought they were great tits but not sure. They seem too small to be great tits. They have black heads and I don't think they are colourful enough to be blue tits. Perhaps I'm wrong...
22 Jan 2011
Monday's Magic Moment: Boxing hares
Whatever you do this Bank Holiday Monday, we hope you aren't fighting like cats and, err, hares with your loved ones! You can see this photo by Richard Revels and loads of other wildlife action shots and landscape images in our image library .
27 Dec 2010
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...
24 Dec 2010
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...
17 Dec 2010
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...
5 Dec 2010
Re: Butterflies - today! 26/10/2010
Great idea for a thread! I rescued a small tortoiseshell from a hide at the Ouse washes a couple of weeks ago and here at the Lodge there have been a few red admirals on the verbenas and michaelmas daisies in the formal gardens. Please share any pic's of late flying butterflies, and if you...
27 Oct 2010
Another thread on waxwings for your interest! http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/forums/t/25359.aspx
27 Oct 2010
Re: Waxwing winter?
Numbers seem to be swelling still with reports from 40 counties yesterday. You can monitor the spread of the sightings on a daily basis here . There is another waxwing thread running, linked below, these amazing little birds are really causing a stir this year, and its still only October! http...
27 Oct 2010
Snow on its way!
It looks like winter is now here with the arrival of the Whooper and Bewicks swans, and with snow forecast for Scotland and upland areas of Northern England it will feel very wintery as well. Bearing this in mind as well as Feed the birds day being just round the corner, we thought it would be a good...
19 Oct 2010
New Year's Day at Torguish House B&B, Highlands. The drive was lovely to walk down but the car certainly wasn't going anywhere!
7 Jan 2010
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