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Photographing Nuthatches

Exotic looking birds, resembling a small woodpecker with a paint job making them an attractive species to photograph.

Wildlife to see in April – Hedgehogs

Wildlife to See in April : Hedgehogs After several months of rest and relaxation one of our most familiar mammals is now beginning to feel the urge for a tasty worm or insect. The hedgehog hibernation cycle is very much dependent on weather and may begin anytime from...

Wildlife to see in April – Ladybirds

Wildlife to See in April : Ladybirds What is round, colourful and can be seen at Easter? The Seven-spot ladybird (Coccinella 7-punctata),of course! Larger than the Two-spot ladybird, the Seven-spot is typically between 5 and 8mm, and has three and a half spots per...

Wildlife to see in April – Osprey

Wildlife to See in April : Osprey Osprey can now be seen again at various sites in the UK after returning from their winter homes. Having spent a full season helping out at volunteers at one the visitor centres in the Scottish Borders, this is a subject that we know...

Which Type of Garden Bird Food to Use

Which Type of Garden Bird Food to Use

Although they are lovely to watch all year round it is especially nice to know that you are helping them to survive during the cold winter months, when natural food is scarce. Helping them top up their energy reserves for the exhausting business of nesting & raising chicks.

RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening

RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening

Overview The RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening by Chris Baines is a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive book giving a very broad coverage of wildlife in and around our gardens. The book opens by explaining the ever increasing importance of our gardens for...

Best Mid-Price Range Binoculars

Best Mid-Price Range Binoculars

If you are ready to move on from budget or pocket binoculars, or like me you have a small cheap pair that you can carry with you all the time but also like a nicer, more expensive pair for holidays and trips to nature reserves then you will probably be considering...

WILDLIFE NEWS

Toad-al success

Numbers of breeding natterjack toads recorded at one of RSPB Scotland’s nature reserves have increased by 400% over the course of a three year project launched to help save this rare amphibian.

Photographing Nuthatches

Photographing Nuthatches

Exotic looking birds, resembling a small woodpecker with a paint job making them an attractive species to photograph.