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The True Herald of Spring.

Many birders look forward to their first swallow sighting of the year as a moment to mark the arrival of…

Crane Spotting – the UK’s tallest breeding bird comes bouncing back.

More than 400 years ago the elegant common crane was lost from the UK’s wetlands, probably due to a mixture…

Winter Birding Notes 2.

An exotic winter visitor and our own resident beauty. Waxwings are in town ! One special winter event that birders…

Big Garden Birdwatch 2024.

Friday 26th, Saturday 27th or Sunday 28th January 2024. Watch for just one hour and help make a difference for…

Winter Birding Notes.

A gardener’s friend and the typical LBJ. The dark and often gloomy days of December and January give us almost…

Winter Finches.

Three winter finches to look out for in November and December. The chaffinch is our commonest and most widespread winter…

Mysteries of Migration.

Where do birds go and how do we find out ? As summer slips into autumn many birds are ready…

Helping Nature.

The RSPB welcomes questions and comments on wildlife welfare and all wildlife issues. Before getting in touch its worth reading…

Seeing red !

Finding late summer migrants. As late summer slips away into early autumn, birding really starts to get interesting again after…

Amazing little hummers !

The hummingbird hawkmoth. Usually seen as just a brown blur, this species of hawk moth is often a summer migrant…

One swift and one epic journey

One of our most incredible summer migrants, swifts travel to us from the forests and savannas of East Africa to…

A warm evening on Chobham Common, Surrey. 15th June, 2023.

Two Heathland specialities- one a resident and one a migrant. With the recent dry and sunny weather, the conditions looked…