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Too cold for our Cuckoos?

On April 29, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With No Comments

Too cold for our Cuckoos? Our satellite-tagged Cuckoos have been faring well during their spring migration this year with all seven which arrived at their wintering grounds managing to make it as far as Europe. Norfolk Cuckoo Stanley and Yorkshire Cuckoo Peckham are back at their breeding grounds. The recent…

Tune in to a Dawn Chorus with a difference!

On April 28, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With No Comments

Tune in to a Dawn Chorus with a difference! Print page Last modified: 28 April 2016 Image: Nigel Blake 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…

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

On April 27, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With No Comments

One-bed platform available now: some renovation needed but perfect for a couple looking for somewhere to raise a family Print page Last modified: 27 April 2016 Image: Steve Round A new osprey nest platform has been constructed at a local nature reserve, RSPB Scotland is delighted to announce. The platform…

Upland wader facing extinction needs a home

On April 27, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With No Comments

Upland wader facing extinction needs a home Print page Last modified: 27 April 2016 Image: David J Morris Nature conservation organisation, the RSPB, is calling on farmers in Bowland to give a home to nesting curlews. With their beautiful bubbling song and long down-curved bills, curlews are a much-loved and…

Warm breeze of swifts to fill spring sky in coming days

On April 27, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With No Comments

Warm breeze of swifts to fill spring sky in coming days Print page Last modified: 27 April 2016 Image: Nigel Blake Flocks of swifts are expected to fill the sky over the coming days when a change in wind direction will trigger a wave of the charismatic migrant birds to…

Climbing boulders raise nature experience at RSPB Rainham Marshes

On April 26, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With No Comments

Climbing boulders raise nature experience at RSPB Rainham Marshes Print page Last modified: 26 April 2016 Build your health and well-being with a visit to RSPB Rainham Marshes nature reserve Image: The RSPB The RSPB and Sport England have teamed up to get more people outdoors and active. Rainham Marshes…

Suffolk MP becomes national bittern champion

On April 26, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With No Comments

Suffolk MP becomes national bittern champion Print page Last modified: 26 April 2016 A bittern wading in reedbed on the Suffolk Coast, constituency of MP Dr Thérèse Coffey Image: Andy Hay Suffolk Coastal MP, Dr Thérèse Coffey, has become the new UK Bittern Champion, supporting an exciting partnership between seven…

Camping out for nature

On April 26, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With No Comments

Camping out for nature Print page Last modified: 26 April 2016 Image: Rahul Thanki Grown-ups and children alike are in for a treat over the upcoming summer holidays as the RSPB will once again be urging nature lovers to spend a night under the stars for its annual Big Wild…

New staff members gallop into East Yorkshire nature reserve

On April 25, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With No Comments

New staff members gallop into East Yorkshire nature reserve Print page Last modified: 25 April 2016 Image: Andy Hay RSPB Blacktoft Sands has welcomed two new Konik ponies to their site, to help the team manage the land for wildlife in an environmentally friendly way. The nature reserve, near Goole,…

Trio of eggs confirmed for Lakes ospreys

On April 22, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With No Comments

Trio of eggs confirmed for Lakes ospreys Print page Last modified: 22 April 2016 Ospreys nesting at Bassenthwaite are continuing to impress Image: Emyr Evans Issued by the Lake District Osprey Project A partnership between The Forestry Commission, the RSPB and the Lake District National Park   Following their return…