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Let your garden grow

13 May 2016

The RSPB asks gardeners to give nature a home this summer and enjoy the benefits it brings

Young starling

You’d have to be quackers to nest there!

11 May 2016

Eagle eyed Glasgow commuters have spotted a mallard duck nesting in a window box hanging off the side of one of the Clyde’s busy bridges.

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RSPB opens hotline to locate the UK’s rarest breeding birds of prey

11 May 2016

RSPB asks people to keep an eye out for the UK's rarest breeding bird of prey

Male Montagu's harrier in field

Corncrake calls on Rathlin Island

9 May 2016

The distinctive crex-crex call of the corncrake has been heard on Rathlin Island for just the second time in 17 years.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Hoy's sea eagles pass halfway mark

6 May 2016

All’s going well for Orkney’s nesting sea eagles, according to the RSPB Scotland team watching over the birds on Hoy.

Adult white-tailed eagle in flight

Orkney schools give little terns a little help

4 May 2016

On Wednesday 4 May, children from the Hope Community School and Burray Primary School completed a project helping little terns.

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Eastern England construction industry company helps people get closer to wildlife in Cambridgeshire

3 May 2016

Local business Mick George Ltd has helped create a new ‘visitor hub’ at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes nature reserve.

View across Fen Drayton Lakes

The annual challenge of ‘abandoned baby birds’

3 May 2016

It's common in spring and summer to find young birds on the ground, seemingly abandoned. here's what to do.

Young house sparrows feeding on garden lawn

Tune in to a Dawn Chorus with a difference!

28 April 2016

Join BBC Radio Ulster presenter Annie-Marie McAleese and Dr Kendrew Colhoun from RSPB NI on International Dawn Chorus Day (Sunday 1 May) as they link up with radio colleagues in RTÉ and across Europe to celebrate this ornithological opera.

Male great spotted woodpecker pecking tree

One-bed platform available now: some renovation needed but perfect for a couple looking for somewhere to raise a family

27 April 2016

A new osprey nest platform has been constructed at a local nature reserve, RSPB Scotland is delighted to announce.

Osprey carrying trout

Warm breeze of swifts to fill spring sky in coming days

27 April 2016

Flocks of swifts are expected to fill the sky over the coming days

Swifts flying at low level over rooftops

Climbing boulders raise nature experience at RSPB Rainham Marshes

26 April 2016

A pair of climbing boulders have been installed at RSPB Rainham Marshes, adding an extra dimension to the reserve's appeal.

Suffolk MP becomes national bittern champion

26 April 2016

The prospects are looking brighter for one of the UK’s rarest birds, and now it has its own champion in Westminster.

2000_1142_009 - Adult bittern wading in reedbed

Camping out for nature

26 April 2016

Camp out under the stars for nature with Big Wild Sleepout

1072842 - Big Wild Sleepout at Titchwell

Trio of eggs confirmed for Lakes ospreys

22 April 2016

Following their return at Easter, the popular pair of ospreys nesting at Bassenthwaite are continuing to impress, with female osprey KL laying three eggs in six days.

Male osprey soaring

Folk asked to scrieve o' their wunner for bonny meadows

22 April 2016

Today sees the launch of a Doric Poetry Competition to celebrate meadows, their wildlife and what they mean to people.

Bugs-eye view of wet meadow in flower

Dargyfeiriad traffordd yr M4 i ddinistrio harddwch naturiol Gwastadeddau Gwent

21 April 2016

Mae RSPB Cymru yn annog y cyhoedd i godi llais cyn ei bod yn rhy hwyr, gan fod dargyfeiriad traffordd yr M4 yn bygwth torri trwy galon Gwastadeddau Gwent a gwneud difrod di droi nôl i un o leoedd naturiol pwysicaf y wlad

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M4 motorway diversion to destroy the natural beauty of the Gwent Levels

21 April 2016

M4 diversion would cut through four areas of Wales that are renowned for their outstanding natural beauty and importance for wildlife

Water vole in ditch

M4 motorway diversion to destroy the natural beauty of the Gwent Levels

21 April 2016

RSPB Cymru is urging the public to make their voices heard before it’s too late, as the M4 motorway diversion threatens to cut through the heart of the Gwent Levels and irreversibly damage one of the county’s most important natural spaces

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Wake up to the sound of spring!

19 April 2016

At this time of year we can enjoy one of nature’s miracles every morning: the finest sopranos, tenors and baritones warming up their voices for the greatest concert on earth - the dawn chorus.

Robin singing from branch