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  • Blog Post: 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.
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: are we nearly there yet?

    Yesterday I think I managed to experience all the seasons in one day - there was a bit of snow, some very persistent rain, patchy fog, and the sun even shone through for a couple of glorious hours! It was hard to know whether to wrap up warm, or be thinking about putting away my winter coat for the year...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: leap into the week

    Even if you don't quite have the boundless energy of these playful lambs, I hope this Tuesday morning finds you refreshed from your Easter break. Find your refreshing moment on RSPB Images .
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: Don't look down!

    This vertigo-inducing photo of a fulmar plummeting off the edge of a cliff is just stunning - though I wouldn't have envied Andrew Parkinson the task of taking it! It's making me giddy just looking at it! You can find this photo , plus lots more amazing images in our online library .
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: osprey tumbledryer

    Ladies and gentlemen, for your viewing pleasure on this showery Monday, we bring you a blurred bird courtesy of RSPB Images : Great, isn't it? What a shot! Peter Cairns has captured this osprey having a good shake, preen and clean. This seems like a fun one for captions - please brighten up...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: putting on a display

    I saw this image of a displaying male goldeneye , taken by Graham Eaton, and just had to share it! I feel that it really captures the energy the males put into attracting the ladies! This medium-sized diving duck can be found all over the UK at the moment, lakes and reservoirs are favourite...
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment... Norfolk sunset

    Ooh, innit lovely? Makes me want to be there... You can find this Norfolk sunset by David Osborn on our image library . Browse the website today and let these gorgeous images whisk you away to somewhere beautiful.
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: mini mouse

    Harvest mice are Europe’s smallest rodents, weighing in at just 4-6g – that’s the equivalent of a 20p piece! They have to be one of the cutest too. Not only are they cute, they also have an amazing prehensile tail that they can wrap around objects such as grass stems to steady themselves...
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment: Happy New Year!

    Hands up if you're going to a party tonight? Yes? Maybe just a wee celebration to see in the 2013? I found this great image of wintery Bewick's swans on RSPB Images . It's a family gathering that certainly looks like they're celebrating something! And as with all family celebrations...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: Bright and beautiful

    Think you have to travel halfway around the world to see animals as vibrantly coloured and exotic-looking as this little chap? Well, think again! Head over to a patch of heathland in South West England, or sand dunes in the North West, and you could be lucky enough to see a male sand lizard basking...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: Woodcock pilots

    This weekend I went along to a bird ringing demonstration and got the chance to ring my very first bird – a goldcrest . So in honour of this little bird, who so obligingly sat still for me, I thought I’d share this photo, by Chris Knights, with you. Goldcrests are Britain’s...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: a moment to yourself

    Sometimes it's just nice to take time out from our busy lives and enjoy a moment to ourselves. This image makes me want to grab my favourite book, settle down under one of those trees and get whisked away on an adventure. And with World Book Day on Thursday, I might just do that! If you haven't...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: swooping swallow

    Aristotle said 'one swallow does not make a summer' but seeing one of these birds always brightens my day. This fabulous photo by Laurie Campbell can be found - with many others - in our RSPB Images photo library (wouldn't it look amazing as a print or canvas on your wall?).
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: peek-a-boo!

    I'm not sure if this red grouse is hiding or just being cautious in coming forward, but either way I really like this image by Tom Marshall . It certainly puts a smile on my face this Monday morning! You can also check out other wildlife in hiding on RSPB Images .
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: hanging on

    Would you dangle upside down to get a meal? It's all part of everyday life for a nuthatch - one of my favourite birds to watch. They're not afraid to hang upside down or run headfirst down tree trunks while looking for food. But then they have long, curved claws to help them hang on to the bark...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: moody Monday

    I love this image by Mike Read , looking across a flooded field at Ynys-hir nature reserve - the soon-to-be star of Springwatch 2011! He's definitely captured the moody side of the reserve, but to me that's what makes this image so striking and beautiful. Check out some more moody images...
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment: anyone for strawberries?

    I hear there's something going on down in London this week? Something to do with strawberries and cream maybe? Anyway, here's a photo of a wild strawberry plant - can't imagine that the punters will be scoffing too many of these on Henman Hill this week. But they do look a lot nicer...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: one too many

    I just couldn't resist showing you all this photo of a little owl , by Jeroen Stel. It's great isn't it?! I can't help thinking that he looks a little the worse for wear after a night out! What do you reckon? Caption ideas please! You can find more amazing, beautiful and downright...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: What you talking about?

    Well I hope that this week you'll all be talking about Big Garden Birdwatch . It is this weekend, afterall! But what do you think these two chaps are talking about? Do leave me a comment below. I look forward to reading your wonderful and witty suggestions..... And don't forget you can...
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment: hanging around

    I don't know about you, but I've noticed a lot more of these little fellows about recently. Including one that seems to think it's great idea to spin its web across the entrance to my garden! There's nothing to be scared of however, let's just look at the beauty of this great snap...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: who's the cutest?

    Spring is just about here and the breeding season is getting underway. Nests are being built, eggs are being laid and chicks will soon be on the way. I challenge you to see anything cuter than these chicks... You won't bump into them in your garden or local park - they're golden plovers...
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment: Trees are awesome

    This picture epitomises what I love about nature, it was taken just a stones throw from where I’m sitting at the RSPB’s HQ. Amazing scenes in nature are nearby wherever you are. This oak woodland has been captured with morning light getting caught in the haze of moisture rising under the...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: let it shine

    In celebration of the beautiful weekend weather, here's a little sunshine to start Monday morning with: There are plenty more photo's celebrating the sun on RSPB Images .
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: Feeling a bit delicate?

    I wonder who woke up feeling like this grey seal yesterday? It's one of thousands of great photos in our RSPB Images library . Although this particular seal may be nursing a sore head, it's actually a great time to get out and see grey seals right now. They'll be hauling out onto the...
  • Blog Post: Monday Moment: a swift half...

    It felt almost like May yesterday. So in true British style myself and a few friends tried to make the most of a little bit of sun, and headed to a newly opened beer garden in the town we live in. The beer was great, but the star attractions were above our heads. Swooping, scything and screaming...