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All change in the Lake District
It's only been two weeks since I told you about the new pair of ospreys in the Lake District , but it now looks like it's all change again with the female from the pair being ousted by a new arrival last week! The victor has set up home with the male and things seem to be going swimmingly according...
9 May 2013
Sea, sand and peregrine falcons
The Scarborough peregrines are back! The friendly team of RSPB experts will be on hand on Marine Drive from 10:30am - 4:30pm every Wednesday and Sunday from now until 28 July. So if you're heading to the coast for a little seaside fun this summer, stop by and see us.
8 May 2013
Bank Holiday weekend egg watch
Last thing on Friday, I posted a quick update to let you know the exciting news that the first Chichester peregrine chick had hatched . Well, chick number 1 was quickly followed by chick number 2, who arrived a short while after. The second egg was only laid an hour after the first, so it's no big...
7 May 2013
Breaking news from Chichester
The first egg has hatched! There's three more in the nest so shouldn't be too long before they hatch too. What a cracking start to the weekend! This was the female about to leave the nest yesterday afternoon. Photo by biteyourbum.com
3 May 2013
The hidden treasures in Aberdeen Harbour
The has been full of ospreys and peregrines over the last few weeks, but the Bank Holiday weekend sees the arrival of a very different kind of Date with Nature. If I said bottlenose dolphins to you, what do you picture? Warm tropical waters and dolphins playing in the bright blue waves? Now what if...
3 May 2013
Following a New Forest false start...
The New Forest goshawks team thought they'd hit the jackpot back in March when they set up a camera on a nest site where a male goshawk had been busily doing up an old nest. Unfortunately, it appears his DIY skills weren't up to scratch and the female decided the new nest wasn't to her liking...
2 May 2013
A waiting game...
It's a week of waiting for the anxious parents at our Date with Natures . Up on Mull , the first of this year's white-tailed eagle eggs is due to hatch on Friday. It's Iona and Fingal's fourth year nesting at the site so fingers crossed it's a good one! A little further south,...
1 May 2013
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...
30 Apr 2013
Islay's winter stragglers
Spring's late arrival has been playing havoc with migration all around the country over the past few weeks and it's meant some rather unusual (and rather spectacular!) sights at our Islay wildlife Date with Nature . Large flocks of geese are usually a winter spectacle, but a big flock of barnacle...
29 Apr 2013
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