News archive

April 2020

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Male chaffinch singing on branch

Play the Game of Firsts in the Garden

Here is a little nature game that can be played on a daily basis, by all ages, in any type of garden or balcony or outside space as an absorbing distraction from everything going on in the world. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to find something new every day in nature in your outdoor space.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Male lapwing in breeding habitat

Higham Marshes Purchase

In February the RSPB purchased 177 hectares of grazing marsh in north Kent. The site has been managed by the RSPB since 2013 through an agreement with the landowner. Since the RSPB has been involved, breeding waders have gone from just 2 pairs in 2013, increasing to 116 pairs in 2019.

Monday, 6 April 2020

Osprey in larch tree

Nestcams Near You

Wildlife cameras on nest boxes can reveal fascinating views of birds which can help widen appeal. Some RSPB groups link to local cameras with regular updates to members and supporters via newsletters and social media. For example there are several peregrine cameras in towns and cities, and the Poole Harbour osprey cam is live. Please follow the link below to check on the birds.

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Robin sitting in grass

Hedge your bets for nature this year

With our wildlife under threat the RSPB is asking gardeners to help wildlife this year by putting down the shears until August as hedgerows in the UK become vital homes for some of our most loved animals. We are appealing to stop hedge cutting and be extra careful when tending to gardens from now on. Read more by following the link below.

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Nightingale singing

Climate change: Warming clips the nightingale's wings

Rising temperatures may be having a profound physical impact on one of the world's favourite songbirds. Researchers in Spain found that over a 20-year period, nightingales had evolved smaller wingspans and are concerned that this could affect the bird's ability to migrate in winter.