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Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Newcastle local RSPB group is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with an event at Jurys Inn in Newcastle on Tuesday 26th March. Peter Holden MBE, author of several bird books and originator of the Big Garden Birdwatch, is guest speaker for the evening. More...

Thursday, 3 January 2019

RSPB have decided to cease collection of used bulk postage stamps immediately but, continue with requests for the donation of stamp collections, first day covers and albums. More...

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Katie Stacey is currently working on a Crowdfunded documentary, called 'The Last Song of the Nightingale.' The nightingale is one of Britain's best loved birds, with a song that has established itself firmly in British heritage. Katie would like RSPB members to help with this project: More...

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Holy Island and Budle Bay

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Eight members left Durham at 8.30 am to ensure we could reach Holy Island before it was cut off by the tide. After picking up two more people in Gateshead, we arrived at the start of the causeway in good time. Some of us stopped here briefly to enjoy views of a merlin perched on a fence post. A herd of mute swans was on the inter-tidal area, while a little egret and a greenshank were feeding in channels close to the road. A skein of pale-bellied Brent geese flew over. More...

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