Hebridean Whale Trail set to be the first of its kind in the UK

Individuals, communities and businesses are being asked to contribute ideas for top sites at which to spot whales, dolphins and porpoises from land on Scotland’s west coast – all in an effort to help create a Hebridean Whale Trail that will be the first of its kind in the UK.  The high-profile trail will be […]

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Nature Notes #3

I’ve had very little time this week for my usual outdoor pursuits, largely owing to a growing workload and a multitude of mounting side projects. That said, yesterday I managed an all too brief outing in search of a bird I have wanted to see for many years: a Rose-coloured Starling. A rare vagrant to British […]

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Staying sane in the heart of the city

Growing up in semi-rural Northumberland, I have long been accustomed to residing in scenic and ecologically diverse areas. I am used to the presence of bustling nature reserves a mere stones throw from my front door and green-fringed streets ringing with the chirrup of Tree Sparrows; I am accustomed to having a garden, complete with […]

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Advice from a not so Expert Birder, a guest post by Liam Thompson

I don’t know about you, but whenever I talk to a birder with decades of experience I leave the conversation with two feelings. First: admiration, for their ability to confidently identify any species by call or the slightest glimpse. This feeling is surpassed, however, by the disappointment at realising I may never reach their level […]

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