Have you seen a spotted flycatcher this year? According to data from the BTO spotted flycatcher numbers have declined by 39% between 1995-2016. To view the data, please follow this link. The good news is that they are apparently thriving in Scotland where there has been a 66% increase between 2011-2016 – maybe they […]
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Last Tuesday morning a large group met at the National Trust Lodge car park for Cobham Woods. It was warm and sunny and we looked forward to seeing and hearing lots of spring birds. But it seemed to me to be eerily quiet – perhaps at least partly explained by the National Trust having mechanically […]
Those of you who attended our Tuesday walk to Riverside Country Park would have enjoyed the Adders. For anyone who did not attend and who may feel they missed out on a brilliant experience – well we did. Thanks to Terry R, you can see just what a great show these amazing creatures […]
A few days ago I received an email and photograph from a very excited Julie telling me about a bee that she had just seen in the garden (actually she had rescued it from the bath). She had identified it as a male Hairy footed flower bee Anthophora plumipes. An extraordinary looking bee with, would you […]
At this time of year everything seems to be happening at once. Some of our birds that have been with us for the winter are now departing – moving north to find suitable breeding habitat. Some of them, like these sanderling at Shellness, have a long journey ahead of them. Terry photographed them last week […]
Many of you will enjoy looking through our photo gallery from time to time, but did you know you can submit your own photographs for others to enjoy? Our Gallery page is an extract from the full catalogue of photographs that have been uploaded to Flickr by our members. If you click on the link to […]
You may remember the same request last year. Jim and Clare volunteered and have had a great time seeing lots of birds of prey, including Black kite, and many other species along the way. Can you identify Kestrels, Red kites and Buzzards and do you love walking? The Hawk Conservancy are once again seeking volunteers […]