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Murmuration magic fills the winter sky

11 December 2014

Dazzling starling murmurations are at there peak, so be sure not to miss this incredible wildlife spectacle.

Large flock of starlings congregating at dusk

Anglians challenge MPs to protect nature and wildlife

9 December 2014

Nature & wildlife-lovers from East of England in Westminster to challenge MPs on commitment to protecting nature and the environment.

RSPB logo on white

Mass rally in Westminster a wake-up call to politicians on nature

9 December 2014

Nature and wildlife-lovers are heading to the Houses of Parliament today to shake politicians out of the Westminster bubble and get them to take nature seriously.

Common seal yawning

FATS: The way to do it

8 December 2014

Scottish Water is encouraging customers to keep the water cycle going and help garden birds by disposing of cooking fats, oils and grease responsibly during the festive season and beyond.

Blue tit

Top three ways to help your garden birds this winter

8 December 2014

The RSPB is asking people to top up their bird feeders and provide fresh water and shelter for wildlife in their gardens during the frosty weather.

Great tit using RSPB feeder

Nature helps protect wetland one year after storm surge

5 December 2014

Sea defences at RSPB’s flagship Titchwell Marsh nature reserve completed one year after destructrive storm surge

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The red lights are blinking on nature's dashboard

4 December 2014

A new report suggests the Government must give more attention to tackling the ecological deficit

Nightingale on a hawthorn bush

New venue announced for Scotland’s Big Nature Festival 2015

3 December 2014

Thousands expected to attend wildlife weekend

Wildlife Explorers at Titchwell Marsh RSPB reserve

Boost to lapwing numbers in Nene Washes in 2014

1 December 2014

Numbers of lapwings breeding on land managed by the RSPB in the Nene Washes up 25 per cent over 2013

Lapwing in rushy pasture, Northumberland

Fort William pupils take a dip into sea world

28 November 2014

RSPB Scotland delighted at response to marine education days

Adult grey seal 'spy hopping' in sea off Kildonan, Isle of Arran

News that renewables now Scotland's largest source of power welcomed by country's biggest wildlife charity

27 November 2014

More renewables needed but must not harm Scotland's wildlife.

Wind farms, nr Burnley, close up, blades frozen

Sustainable fishermen land big opportunity

25 November 2014

‘Quota bonuses’ must go to the UK’s ‘best’ boats

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Threatened waders enjoy record breeding season in East Anglia

24 November 2014

2014 has been the most successful breeding season in recent years for the lapwing in East Anglia.

Lapwing - adult female in breeding habitat pasture

Walkers Shortbread celebrates woodland partnership with RSPB Scotland

24 November 2014

Tree planting ceremony held at Abernethy to mark partnership

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Conservation heroes honoured at Nature of Scotland Awards

21 November 2014

Conservation heroes from across Scotland have been honoured at the third annual RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Lapwing numbers boosted by RSPB nature reserves

21 November 2014

Conservationists are thrilled that lapwings, birds which have been disappearing from the UK, have had a successful 2014 breeding season in grassland habitats managed by the RSPB.

Female lapwing in rushy pasture, Northumberland

A Record-Breaking Year for the Cirl Bunting Reintroduction Project

20 November 2014

Cornwall’s re-introduced population of cirl buntings has this year seen its best ever breeding productivity, with 39 pairs producing over 100 fledglings at the Roseland site. With the population showing every sign of becoming established, this novel project to reintroduce a passerine in Europe has so far been a great success.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland seeks views on the management of water at Insh Marshes

17 November 2014

Conservation charity to host drop-in session to hear views of local community as it prepares to commission study

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Christmas woodland wonderland

14 November 2014

In the magical run-up to Christmas, RSPB Coombes Valley is giving visitors the chance to celebrate the festive season in a woodland wonderland.

Close up of fallen leaves in autumn

GoldStar for Scottish nature reserve

14 November 2014

RSPB Loch Leven scoops top award

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds