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Bird 'backpacks' to uncover NI swift secrets

On June 30, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With Comments Off on Bird 'backpacks' to uncover NI swift secrets

Bird 'backpacks' to uncover NI swift secrets Print page Last modified: 30 June 2016 Image: Graham Catley A new project to find out where migrant birds forage in Northern Ireland has taken flight, thanks to a partnership between RSPB Northern Ireland, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and the Northern…

Bird 'backpacks' to uncover swift secrets

On June 30, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With Comments Off on Bird 'backpacks' to uncover swift secrets

Bird 'backpacks' to uncover swift secrets Print page Last modified: 30 June 2016 swift Image: Graham Catley A new project to find out where migrant birds forage in Northern Ireland has taken flight, thanks to a partnership between RSPB Northern Ireland, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and the Northern…

Watch Tay Wildlife this summer

On June 28, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With Comments Off on Watch Tay Wildlife this summer

Watch Tay Wildlife this summer Print page Last modified: 28 June 2016 Image: Graham Catley RSPB Scotland and Leisure and Culture Dundee are inviting people to join them for a day of wildlife watching on Saturday 2 July at Broughty Castle and Museum. This event will offer visitors the chance…

Hope for Orkney's little terns thanks to school project

On June 28, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With Comments Off on Hope for Orkney's little terns thanks to school project

Hope for Orkney's little terns thanks to school project Print page Last modified: 28 June 2016 Image: Chris Gomersall Some of Orkney’s rarest seabirds have now laid eggs, after two local primary schools worked with RSPB Scotland to protect their home at the Churchill Barriers. In May, over a hundred…

Night skies awarded star status

On June 28, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With Comments Off on Night skies awarded star status

Night skies awarded star status Print page Last modified: 28 June 2016 Image: Rahul Thanki Two RSPB reserves are the first in England to benefit from a special international award recognising the high quality of their starry night skies. On clear nights, visitors to RSPB reserves in West Sussex can…

Cuckoo class of 2016

On June 27, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With Comments Off on Cuckoo class of 2016

Cuckoo class of 2016 During the last few weeks our Cuckoo team has been out fitting satellite tags to eight more Cuckoos. This will help to see how migration might differ between years. The team will also focus more closely on how the weather, in particular the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ)…

Hen harriers breed at RSPB Geltsdale

On June 27, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With Comments Off on Hen harriers breed at RSPB Geltsdale

Hen harriers breed at RSPB Geltsdale Print page Last modified: 27 June 2016 Image: Graham Catley A pair of rare hen harriers are breeding at RSPB Geltsdale, the nature conservation charity can reveal. Wardens at the North Pennines nature reserve visited the nest under licence last week and were delighted…

Discover meadows, wings & pretty things at Eastern Moors

On June 27, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With Comments Off on Discover meadows, wings & pretty things at Eastern Moors

Discover meadows, wings & pretty things at Eastern Moors Print page Last modified: 27 June 2016 Image: John Day With National Meadows Day just around the corner, the Eastern Moors Partnership are hosting ‘Meadows, Wings and Pretty Things’, a special event in celebration of ancient wildflower meadows and the wildlife…

Taking to the sky – young marsh harriers amaze at RSPB Leighton Moss

On June 27, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With Comments Off on Taking to the sky – young marsh harriers amaze at RSPB Leighton Moss

Taking to the sky – young marsh harriers amaze at RSPB Leighton Moss Print page Last modified: 27 June 2016 Image: Graham Catley Summer is well underway at RSPB Leighton Moss with the emergence of some very special residents – the first young marsh harriers of the season have taken…

Record-breaking bird inspires musical masterpiece

On June 27, 2016, Posted by , in #nature, With Comments Off on Record-breaking bird inspires musical masterpiece

Record-breaking bird inspires musical masterpiece Print page Last modified: 27 June 2016 Tiverton Primary exploring the red-necked phalarope migration story Image: The RSPB A special piece of music inspired by the remarkable migration journey of one of Britain’s rarest breeding birds will today be performed by over 2000 children at…