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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: what's brown and sticky?

    ...a stick. Of course! And at the moment many of the trees around The Lodge look more like big sticks protruding from the ground, than the fresh and vibrant living things they will blossom into in the coming weeks. I, for one, am looking forward to this explosion of growth that will add a welcome...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: shake those tail feathers

    Are you feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed this morning? We're basking in glorious sunshine here at RSPB HQ . In parts of the UK's mountains and moors, male black grouse will be getting down to the important business of 'lekking'. Basically that's showing off to female grouse...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: clouds on the horizon

    Who said clouds have to be bad? Just take a look at the gorgeous clouds and mist in this photo by Mark Sisson, from the RSPB Images photo-library (imagine how beautiful this would look on your wall!)
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: Mmmmm, marvellous moth!

    Who said moths are boring? Here's a classic autumn moth that you could see virtually anywhere in the UK this month. It's an angle shades, a species whose caterpillars feed on a variety of common plants including nettles, brambles, hops and oaks. As you can probably guess, the angle shades'...
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment: black and white and beautiful

    Black and white needn't be boring! Without its distinctively curved bill on show, did you recognise our emblem, the avocet ? These birds were photographed at our Exminster Marshes nature reserve, near Exeter in Devon. If you'd like to explore this beautiful part of the world, our avocet...
  • Blog Post: 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 .
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: from a different angle

    Sometimes it just takes a change of perspective to see things differently. A point brilliantly illustrated by today's magic moment - a striking split image of a waterfall by Graham Eaton . Find your own unusual images in our image library - RSPB Images .
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment: frosty robins

    Frost and decorations. These are two things I noticed at the weekend. There's definitely more decorations popping up in the area of Bedfordshire where I live. And it was cold too and pretty frosty when I was up and out at first light on Saturday (I hasten to say awake as well, but hey!). So...
  • 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: 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: Easter bunnies

    Easter just wouldn't be Easter without bunnies, and they don't get much cuter than these two... All together now - Ahh! You can see this photo , by Andrew Parkinson, as well as lots of other images of spring at RSPB Images .
  • Blog Post: Tuesday's Magic Moment: rock or tree?

    It doesn't take much imagination to view this exposed wood grain as an aerial image of Arizona . However these "craters and mountains" don't chronicle rock formation but the slow and uneven growth of the common oak ( Quercus robur ) Malcolm Hunt brought us this unusual perspective...
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment: enjoy the show

    With many of us getting ready to let out our best 'oohs' and 'ahhs' at a firework's display tonight, let's not forget that nature can put on a pretty spectacular display, too: Now I've never seen the Northern Lights, but by all accounts it's a mesmerizing experience...
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment: alien pavement

    Continuing a past trend of championing those bits of nature that don't move around much, this shot persuaded me to pick rocks. The visual effect of this weird geology is truly striking, and unlike organic landscape features, they stay that way all year. This rare limestone pavement in...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: frog life

    It’s a hard life being a frog. Of around 2000 eggs laid by each female, only a few will reach adulthood. They were recently exposed as the culprits behind an unidentified jelly found in the countryside, previously attributed to meteors ! It turns out it’s just unfertilised egg plasma...
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment: mad as a March hare...

    You'd have to have been as a mad as March hare to be out in the cold over the weekend! However, it was actually a great weekend to spot these long-legged cousins of rabbits. Glancing out of the car window, I saw several braving the open fields of snowy Cambridgeshire yesterday. With their brown...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: the end of the tunnel

    One of the nicest things about summer is the long evenings - perfect for a stroll. Photographer Jodie Randall has captured the moment perfectly. You can browse thousands of other gorgeous photos on the RSPB Images website .
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: dragon slaying

    Happy St. George's Day! In honour of England's (amongst others) Patron saint, I've trawled RSPB Images in search of images of dragon slaying. Amongst the thousands of stunning wildlife shots I couldn't find any actual dragons, but I did find something that I think is way cooler. ...