August, 2014


We're about more than just birds (though obviously we like them a lot).

Notes on nature

We love nature... from every little bug on a blade of grass to birds, butterflies, otters and oaks!
  • Tuesday's magic moment: levitating acorn

    How was your long weekend?

    Saturday and Sunday were good  for me, whilst Monday was seriously damp in my neck of the woods. So I thought a splash of colour could cheer you up on another wet day. And I hope you won't mind if it's dry where you are!

    Here's a jay looking like it has mastered the art of levitation. Not for it flying down to the ground and picking up acorns! It certainly brought a smile to my face!

    Jay. Photo by Chris O'Reilly (

    This image is by Chris O'Reilly and is from our online catalogue at RSPB Images. Take a look and see if you can find something to make you smile!

  • Monday's magic moment: the struggle of one red squirrel

    Today for some unknown reason I felt like writing a post featuring our most charismatic tree dwelling rodent, the red squirrel.

    Red squirrel by Steve Knell

    Precariously balanced and clinging onto the edge, this picture seemed like a metaphor for the whole species (and lots of other wildlife for that matter).

    But obviously it's also a very nice picture. Another cracking job for by Steve Knell.

  • Monday's magic moment: a quick dip

    For frogs, the recent weekend of cloud and rain was probably quite pleasant, provided they weren't washed away! But when things dry out even small garden water features can be a lifeline to amphibians, not to mention somewhere for thirsty birds to have a drink. 

    frog in pond by Ray Kennedy for

    I really like this small but effective garden water feature, it merges seamlessly with its surroundings. A new water feature can settle in remarkably quickly even using nothing more than a plastic bowl. Why not check out how you can set one up in your garden

    Ray Kennedy caught this amphibious moment perfectly for, feel free to have a look around our extensive image archive yourself.