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This weekend... spot a bumbarrel
Most birds are generally pretty secretive when building their nests (except for when they're big, like herons' nests, or just plain obvious, like house martins'). This weekend, be a bit of a bird detective and see if you can see a bumbarrel . Yes, you read correctly. 'Bumbarrel'...
16 Mar 2012
This weekend... watch the master-builders
Long-tailed tits have to be some of our most popular garden birds. They've got it all - they're cute, fluffy, sociable, make funny noises, they're quite tame and quite common. It's also easy to encourage them into your garden by offering treats like fat or cheese. What's not to like...
17 Mar 2011
This weekend... be an egg detective
There are lots of eggs about at the moment. Lots of chocolate eggs, painted eggs and those random bits of eggshells you find in your garden or on the street. What are they doing there? Why would a bird leave an eggshell lying around? Empty shells at the nest could attract the attention of predators...
21 Apr 2011
This weekend... enjoy one of nature's great spectacles
It’s easy to forget that you don’t have to travel halfway around the world, to somewhere like the Serengeti, to see an amazing wildlife spectacle. At this time of year, there is little to rival the raucous clamour of a breeding seabird colony - and the UK plays host to some of the world’s...
26 May 2011
This weekend... get eggcited!
It's not long until Easter and eggs are everywhere. Tasty as chocolate ones may be, I say that the real things are much more interesting. Here are my Top Ten Eggciting Eggsamples . Tiny cliff ledges are dangerous places for eggs, but safe from ground predators. One of the reasons that guillemots...
30 Mar 2012
This weekend...use your ears
When you next get a second, stick your head out the nearest window (or door!) and listen. If you live near a busy road it might take you a moment to adjust your ears, but listen carefully and you'll hear the beginnings of spring. At the moment, it's mainly an incoherent chatter and twitter...
23 Mar 2012
This weekend... listen to the sunrise symphony
This Sunday is International Dawn Chorus Day , an annual celebration of the beauty of birdsong. To mark the occasion we’re running lots of special guided dawn chorus events at our reserves up and down the country. To get the full effect you’ll need to set your alarm alarmingly early, but...
29 Apr 2011
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