” we’d been for a walk round the Loch of Ayre, Holm and were coming back along the side of the Loch nearest to the road when we saw a Cormorant, struggling. It was between the edge of the water and a big patch of Flag-irises.”
A walk for all Seasons.
Morning and evening are especially good times just to take a break from what you are doing and listen. Some of the tiniest birds have the loudest song.
The results of the 2023 citizen science annual Big Garden Birdwatch are in and the Starling has come in top in Orkney but in Scotland the no.1 spot again goes to the House Sparrow.
Long-tailed Ducks have been seen in Mill Bay most days this Winter and an occasional flock of Sanderling on the beach.
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.
The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch takes place over the days of 27th to 29th of January.
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.
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.
New research, collating 100 years of data, suggests that significant and previously undetected declines in UK earthworm abundance could have occurred.