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Debate on the Petition to Ban Driven Grouse Shooting

Saturday, 24 September 2016

On Tuesday 18 October at 2.15pm, MPs will hear from Mark Avery, the petition creator, and representatives from the RSPB, the Moorland Association and the Countryside Alliance... More...

RSPB Geltsdale hen harrier chick has fledged

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

A single hen harrier chick, Bonny, has successfully fledged at RSPB Geltsdale for the first time in a decade. The male bird was the only chick to hatch from a clutch of five eggs at the North Pennines reserve and is one of only seven to fledge in the whole of England this season... More...

LATEST TRIP REPORT!

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Read the latest Trip Report (Pagham Harbour by John McCarthy) by clicking the Trip Report Tab at the top of this page... More...

First Catch Your Crane

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Damon Bridge describes a misty morning in August when a team catch and ring and radio-tag a wild 8 week old crane chick on the Somerset Levels... More...

Surprising Night Birds in the New Forest

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Graham Giddens has been surprising woodcocks at night to ring them but he has also been surprised by some unexpected night birds on the heaths... More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Monday, 29 August 2016

Brilliant piece of observation followed by some research into what might be happening when blackcaps eat soil (geophagy) after eating lots of Woody Nightshade berries (Solanum dulcamara) - which are toxic and seem to be avoided by many other birds... More...

RSPB South Wilts at Newton Tony Fete TODAY

Monday, 29 August 2016

If you live near Newton Tony do go along and support Mike Crow and RSPB South Wilts!... More...

COPPICING AT GARSTON WOOD 2016/7

Monday, 29 August 2016

This season's work parties start again this autumn. Your chance to help on this beautiful reserve on SUNDAYS or WEDNESDAYS. The work undertaken is absolutely vital in maintaining the rich diversity of plant and animal life and it's great fun... More...

Christmas Draw Tickets

Sunday, 28 August 2016

The FIRST PRIZE is £200 cash! Plus there will be 2 Christmas hampers, one copy of fabulous Bird Photographer of the Year 2016 Book (published August 2016) and many other prizes... More...

Researchers develop forensic DNA kit for hen harriers

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Scientists from the School of Forensic & Applied Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have recently developed a forensic DNA kit, SkydancerPlex, which allows individual hen harriers to be identified from tiny samples of blood or feathers... More...

Calling all Volunteers to RSPB Winterbourne Downs!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Nicky Quinn has set up some really fabulous work parties over the next few months at RSPB Winterbourne Downs Nature Reserve. These are all aimed at making the reserve better and better for wildlife... More...

Grouse Shooting Petition Reaches 115K Signatures

Thursday, 18 August 2016

The petition started by Mark Avery to Ban Driven Grouse Shooting reached 115,000 signatures... More...

Who Would be a Wren at Calke Abbey?

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Why would a wren accept an enormous cuckoo egg in its nest and then bring up a monstrous chick?... More...

Fab Conservation Books for Children

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Skyhunter Books - RSPB South Wilts is getting copies of all 3 of Martin Bradley's books to sell at our Indoor Meetings and other events this autumn and winter... More...

Loch Garten - Guarding the Ospreys

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

This year Local Group member Colin Maddocks and Mark Barrett went to Loch Garten to watch over the breeding ospreys... More...

Local Group Member Mark Barrett Attends Hen Harrier Day South 2016

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Last Sunday one of our Local Group members went to the rally that was hosted by the RSPB on behalf of the organisation Birders Against Wildlife Crime... More...

In praise of the National Trust for making the case for radical reform of farming policy

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The biggest membership organisation in the UK has put nature front and centre in its response to the EU referendum outcome and Martin Harper is delighted... More...

Shieldbugs and Leatherbugs Workshop With Bryan Pinchen

Friday, 5 August 2016

Shieldbugs and Leatherbugs are amongst our more attractive and recognisable insects since many are quite large and some of the more striking inhabit our gardens. Let Bryan Pinchen show you their world... More...

Adult black-tailed godwit in summer plummage, at the RSPB Snettisham nature reserve, Norfolk

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

A chance not to be missed... More...

Beware of Summer Seagulls!

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The moral is don't eat fish at the seaside!... More...

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Pagham Harbour Minibus Field Trip

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Restless yellow wagtails foraged between the feet of the local cattle. Black-tailed godwits in various plumages inhabited the pool. A long and cranked-winged bird of prey had tantalisingly dived behind distant trees: we waited patiently... More...

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