Long-tailed Ducks have been seen in Mill Bay most days this Winter and an occasional flock of Sanderling on the beach.
Identifying Birds: The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch
The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch takes place over the days of 27th to 29th of January. To support those taking part the RSPB has produced an easy to use guide on how to identify the birds that you are recording.
Get Ready For The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch
The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch takes place over the days of 27th to 29th of January.
The 25th Anniversary of the Stronsay Bird Report
The first copies of the 2022 Report will be available in early January 2023 – each with an original colour-sketch of a species seen that year. Price £5 including cover illustration.
Older Couples Spend Less Time Apart, The Albatross
Wandering albatrosses with older partners spend less time on foraging trips than those with more sprightly partners so that their mate has a shorter wait without food.
The Disappearance of Our Earthworms
New research, collating 100 years of data, suggests that significant and previously undetected declines in UK earthworm abundance could have occurred.
Stronsay Recent Bird Sightings
“A few small ‘passerine’ migrants have been seen in November – two each of Black Redstart, Chiffchaff and Blackcap. and a similar number (4-5) of Reed Buntings and Stonechats. “
Our Most Unique Birds Threatened With Extinction
“If we do not take action to protect threatened species and avert extinctions, the functioning of ecosystems will be dramatically disrupted.” Jarome Ali,
Why Not Visit A RSPB Reserve This Autumn?
There are lots of RSPB nature reserves that you can visit all year round – some almost right on your doorstep.
Into The Eye Of The Storm
Some pelagic seabirds fly directly towards the eye of a storm, which researchers think may help them avoid being forced onto land masses, reducing the risk of injury or death.