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Put on a festive feast for garden birds this Christmas but avoid killer turkey fat

18 December 2014

The RSPB is urging people to put on a festive feast to fatten up garden birds this Christmas, but to avoid leaving out the potentially dangerous leftover contents of their Christmas dinner roasting tins.

Song thrush eating hawthorn berries in snowy hedgerow

Stars of the show arrive at last

12 November 2014

They’re back – around 40,000 starlings have finally returned to put on a show at RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay nature reserve and visitors are urged to come and witness the seasonal spectacle for themselves.

Starling murmuration

Discover the wildlife stars of Autumnwatch in wonderful Morecambe Bay

4 November 2014

Millions of people discovered the beauty and wildlife of RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay recently, when it was featured on popular television show BBC Autumnwatch.

Cyclist looking at information board, RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve

Places to visit

Visit a nature reserve or get up close to exciting birds at a Date with Nature event

Documents

Downloads from our Document Library.

MAP - Woodlark in North West England

MAP - Woodlark in North West England

306Kb, PDF

Date: 26 May 2009

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Projects

RSPB science, conservation and farming projects in your area.

8 July 2014Improving breeding habitats for Ring Ouzels
10 September 2012Source to Sea
6 August 2012Lakes High Fells Upland Advisory Project

Featured news

Selected local stories from the RSPB.

Get stuffed! How to feed your garden birds this Christmas

16 December 2014

Ever wondered what birds eat for Christmas dinner? You might not think it, but those magpies can’t wait to get a hold of your mince pies…

Starlings squabbling over food

Don't forget the fungi

12 December 2014

The suggestion of a fungi hunt can sometimes crumple faces in horror. Let me take this opportunity to defend the poor, humble mushroom and convince you how awesome they really are.

Chicken of the woods fungus

How to see some starling superstars!

8 December 2014

We can’t get enough of our sensational starlings. With winter on the way many of us are excited to see these stunning birds flock together in their thousands to form patterns in the sky.

Large flock of starlings congregating at dusk

Local groups

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