• Box Colour
  • Adonis blue

    Adonis blue

  • Emperor dragonfly

    Emperor dragonfly

  • Lilly of the Valley

    Lilly of the Valley

  • Grey seal

    Grey seal

  • Rainbow parakeet

    Rainbow parakeet

  • Saltmarsh surey - skinflats

    Saltmarsh survey - Skinflats

  • Grey-cushioned grimmia

    Grey-cushioned grimmia

  • Goatsbeard

    Goatsbeard

  • Colour
  • Meadow thistle

    Meadow thistle

  • Mountain pansy

    Mountain pansy

  • Surveying on Greenham Common

    Surveying on Greenham Common

  • Striped shieldbug

    Striped shieldbug

  • Puffin

    Puffin

  • Colour
  • Red kite

    Red kite

  • Monkey orchid

    Monkey orchid

  • Shining hookeria

    Shining hookeria

  • Tay survey

    Saltmarsh survey - Tay Estuary

  • Verdigris fungus

    Verdigris fungus

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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:28

World Migratory Bird Day - May 10th

By now, most if not all of our summer visitors from the Mediterranean and Africa have arrived here to take advantage of the long days and fresh abundance of insects to breed and rear their young. Now, we can see the swallows and house martins collecting mud to build their nests under eaves and bridges. Swifts soar and scream overhead. Songsters like blackcaps, sedge warblers and nightingales are setting up territories along the Kennet and Avon Canal, which runs behind our offices in Kingfisher Court. It is amazing that, after journeys of thousands of miles, these small birds will often breed and then winter in the same small areas year after year, while overcoming many obstacles and hazards en route. Spare a thought for them on World Migratory Bird Day!

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