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October itinerary: Cliffe Pools RSPB, Kent

Cliffe Pools is an extensive area of flooded clay pits and dredging pools, which encompasses a 230-ha RSPB reserve with saline lagoons and freshwater lakes, and a spacious car park but little infrastructure otherwise. There is plenty of dense

October itinerary: Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland

The volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula is the prime autumn birding site in south-west Iceland, and is an extensive low-lying area of rocky coastline, sandy beaches and coastal pools. In the right weather conditions, it is one of the best places in Iceland

October itinerary: Stronsay, Orkney

Stronsay has been known as a migrant magnet to birders for decades, and is still mostly underwatched despite being relatively accessible for a small Orkney island. Stronsay is a vintage vagrant trap which has produced many rarities with few

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RE: grey wagtail ?

Hi Dominic, it's certainly possible. The book is describing the traditional habitat for the Grey Wagtail but they can be seen in most aquatic environments. Good luck with your new found

grey wagtail ?

Hi everyone. I've just joined as I caught the bird watching bug a few weeks ago so am a novice, hence my question. The only bird which resembles the one I saw in my book is a grey wagtail,

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RED-TAILED HAWK .. CANADA .. 2007

Posted by KENNETH on 22 Nov 2014

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Posted by andrew on 21 Nov 2014

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Posted by Darren on 20 Nov 2014

Latest News


Europe's shocking lack of marine protection

Posted: 26 Nov 2014
More than 40 per cent of Europe's best marine bird and wildlife areas remain unprotected, a BirdLife report has discovered.

Chris Packham's Malta team wins major environmental prize

Posted: 25 Nov 2014
Chris Packham and his fellow anti Maltese hunting campaigners have won the Green Ribbon Award for 'Best Environmental Campaign by the Media'.

RSPB Scotland calls for truly environmentally friendly bio-energy

Posted: 24 Nov 2014
RSPB Scotland has asked the Scottish Government to ensure that electricity from biomass is truly low carbon and does not cause the burning of protected tree species.


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