Posts Tagged ‘ RSPB ’

Where have all the blackbirds gone?

Mar 27th, 2014 | By

Last January, we were urged to take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch. Thousands did and nearly half a million more across our nations. Now the results are in.

Spring has sprung – now it’s time to give nature a home

Mar 11th, 2014 | By

Gemma Hogg from the RSPB focuses on what you can do this month to encourage wildlife into your garden.

Nature’s symphony

Feb 19th, 2014 | By

As the days start getting longer – it is only five weeks until the clocks go forward – Spring brings the beautiful sounds of harmonious birdsong to our countryside, says Sarah Woods of the RSPB.

Every Bird Must Count…

Jan 18th, 2014 | By

Over 2-million of regularly watch and care for garden birds, spending £200-million on bird seed and other items – such is our national passion. Bird populations are a great indicator of the health of the countryside, which is why the RSPB launched its Big Garden Birdwatch survey in 1979.

More Than a Murmur

Nov 12th, 2013 | By

As millions of starlings gather to provide some of the UK’s most mesmerising wildlife spectacles, Sarah Woods looks skyward for magnificent murmurations.

A walk on the wild side

Oct 13th, 2013 | By

Sarah Woods at the RSPB says that if you don’t know your stinkhorn or jelly ear from your sickener or death cap then it’s time to delve into the UK’s enchanting fungi-rich woodlands to discover nature’s autumnal mushroom medley

Falling for autumn

Sep 9th, 2013 | By

Sarah Woods from the RSPB says that for spectacular woodlands in glorious autumn hues there’s no need to fly to New England – time it right and you’ll find wonderful displays of colour closer to home

Sea, hear for wild encounters

Aug 10th, 2013 | By

Sarah Woods from the RSPB suggests that you will be amazed by the hundreds of thousands of seabirds at East Yorkshire’s Bempton Cliffs, home to one of the UK’s biggest gannet colonies and a riot of squawks all summer long.

Isle be back

Jul 22nd, 2013 | By

Sarah Woods revels in the charms of some of the UK’s tiniest wildlife-rich islands, from the sea-bird colonies on a rounded isle at Scotland’s most southernmost point, the breeding grey seals on a Welsh atoll and the corncrakes, snipe and Irish hares on an island off Country Antrim’s scenic coast

Birdlistening… the new birdwatching?

May 5th, 2013 | By

It’s a brave person that wakes me up before 6am. Yet I’ve found myself wide awake well before my alarm clock this last week or so, thanks to a couple of perky songbirds perched right outside my window and singing their hearts out

On a date with nature in St Albans

Mar 8th, 2013 | By

Wendy Johnson aided by wonderful photography from Ben Andrew begins the first of her monthly series on birds and where to see them and what to look out for over the changing seasons