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BEMPTON CLIFFS RSPB – theres a new seabird centre.  rspb.org.uk/bemptoncliffs

Very interesting news of co-operation between RSPB and Barratt Homes, in order to build a community that is wildlife friendly.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/ourwork/b/martinharper/archive/2015/02/16/kingsbrook.aspx

More strange bird deaths.  Are they related?  Have a look at this report – click here.

Thousands of birds drop dead out of the sky in USA.

STATUS OF BIRDS OF PREY 2011

HOW DO BIRDS SING?

Click here to go to bbc webpage with some interesting info on birdsong

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OTTER’S IN LEEDS

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has been working on a project to try to encourage otters to make their homes on the banks of the river Aire. This project started in 2008 and here is an update.

Anybody seen any?

Try Rodley Nature Reserve – see links under blogroll

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BIRD’S NEED FEEDING

Birds need feeding more than ever in this cold, snowy, freezing weather. The ground feeders are particularly at risk. Haven’t seen any chaffinches for a few days. Have spread seed under bushes for dunnocks and apples out for balckbirds.
High energy food – ie peanuts, suet blocks and fat balls, is a must – however, my fatballs are frozen!!! Blue tits still having a go at them though.

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BTO LATEST UPDATE ON THE CONTRASTING FORTUNES OF BRITAIN’S BIRDS.

The current report highlights several key findings:

The full report is available online at www.bto.org/birdtrends2010.

BTO
Monday 22nd November 2010


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RUSSIA’S AMUR TIGER
Click here to find out how a Russian team are trying to find ways to solve the human/tiger conflict in Russia, in order to preserve the beautiful Amur Tigers.

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FARMING FOR WILDLIFE ESCAPES CUTS BUT DEFRA DOESN’T!

Apparently, funding for wildlife friendly farming has escaped government cuts!!

BUT the environment agency have lost out – they are responsible for looking after rivers in England and Wales.  30 per cent equals a decrease of 700m.

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One response

  1. Hi Helen, I agree that birds need supplemental food from bird feeders during the winter months in places where it gets cold or snowy! The birds will be happy. Also unless there is a natural water source that does not freeze, it is nice to provide a bird bath (heated if necessary) for the birds to use for drinking. Have a wonderful day today – love the blog!

    February 10, 2011 at 3:10 pm

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