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Tape yn troelli ei ffordd o Baris, Milan, Berlin, Tokyo...i Gaerdydd

7 July 2015

Mae gosodiad artistig sydd wedi gafael yn nychymyg cynulleidfaoedd mewn dinasoedd mawr ar draws y byd yn dod i’r DU am y tro cyntaf yr haf hwn gan roi cyfle i bobl fynd yn wyllt a chael profiad unigryw gyda natur yng nghanol prifddinas Cymru.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

All clear for Lakes osprey chicks

7 July 2015

The future is looking bright for the latest pair of Lakes osprey chicks after they passed a health check with flying colours.

Mallachie about to be returned to nest

One great turn yields 100 great terns!

3 July 2015

Nest boxes aren't just for garden birds, see how we're using them to protect the UK's rarest nesting seabird

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Red kite confirmed shot in County Down

3 July 2015

RSPB Northern Ireland has said its ‘worst fears have been confirmed’ after tests proved a red kite found dead in County Down was deliberately shot.

Red kite in flight

Bempton Cliffs welcomes its youngest volunteer

2 July 2015

There can’t be many seven year old girls who prefer bird song to the songs of One Direction but then Gracie Mae Mortimer is quite unusual.

Looking north from Bempton Cliffs

RSPB response to Committee on Climate Change report: Wildlife must not be overlooked

30 June 2015

RSPB urge Government not to overlook wildlife in their response to climate change

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The tricky business of flying the nest!

29 June 2015

At this time of year we receive lots of enquiries from the public about young birds sitting on the ground or hopping about without any sign of their parents.

Wren feeding young at nest

Nature Needs You: Jim Eadie MSP joins RSPB Scotland and the Scottish Wildlife Trust to ask people to help nature

29 June 2015

Jim Eadie MSP, Species Champion for hedgehogs, joined RSPB Scotland and the Scottish Wildlife Trust at Johnston Terrace Garden, a wildlife reserve in the heart of Edinburgh, today to ask people to help nature.

Hedgehog

New webcam offers wonderful views of nesting red-throated divers

26 June 2015

A new wildlife webcam based in Orkney offers rare close-up views nesting red-throated divers

Red throated diver, summer plumage, wing flapping

Now is the time to strengthen seabird protection, says RSPB

25 June 2015

Now is the time to increase seabird protection to counter ever increasing threats

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Now is the time to strengthen seabird protection, say RSPB

25 June 2015

One of the UK’s largest seabird colonies celebrates 150 years of protection this year and with an increasing number of threats facing seabird colonies in the UK, the RSPB is urging that the laws protecting them are strengthened.

FAME: Kittiwake pair displaying

Double the joy for East Scotland sea eagles

24 June 2015

Two white-tailed eagle chicks have successfully hatched from a nest in Fife, it was announced today.

Adult white-tailed eagle in flight

North-east bird guide launched in time for summer

24 June 2015

The official launch of a wildlife-watching guide for North East Scotland took place today

Puffin with wings outstretched, about to land

RSPB solves the migration mystery of UK’s fastest declining migrant bird

24 June 2015

The migration route of a UK breeding turtle dove has, for the first time, been revealed by the RSPB today. It's valuable data in the conservation fight to help save the species from UK extinction.

Turtle dove in flight

Black Devon Wetlands named RSPB Scotland’s newest nature reserve

19 June 2015

A tranquil area of wetland and grassland on the south-eastern edge of Alloa has become RSPB Scotland’s newest nature reserve.

Snipe resting among rushes

Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival returns, with worm charming, photography workshops, a city-wide bioblitz, and much more!

18 June 2015

The Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival has launched its programme for 2015, offering over 70 exciting events at sites around the city from July 1-31.

Male house sparrow on guttering

Art project celebrates the natural wonders of the Nene Valley

18 June 2015

The Nene Valley, an RSPB Futurescape, a Nature Improvement Area (NIA) and a special site for nature and people, was awarded funding from Sciencewise ERC and Natural England to develop an inspirational art project with the help of the local community.

Close up of walking boots on footpath

RSPB Dolphinwatch asks people to Defend Nature

18 June 2015

Visitors to Aberdeen’s popular Dolphinwatch are being asked to help nature this weekend.

Bottlenose dolphin

Boom times for bitterns

18 June 2015

The bittern - once extinct in Britain - has reached new heights

Bittern about to land in reedbed

Baby whale found on Tiree beach

17 June 2015

The calf of a pilot whale has been washed up on a beach on Tiree. A local resident reported the whale to RSPB Scotland yesterday.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds