• 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


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  • Meadow thistle

    Meadow thistle

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    Mountain pansy

  • Surveying on Greenham Common

    Surveying on Greenham Common

  • Striped shieldbug

    Striped shieldbug

  • Puffin


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  • Red kite

    Red kite

  • Monkey orchid

    Monkey orchid

  • Shining hookeria

    Shining hookeria

  • Tay survey

    Saltmarsh survey - Tay Estuary

  • Verdigris fungus

    Verdigris fungus


World Migratory Bird Day: May 12/13

Friday, 04 May 2018 11:48
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Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinella)

By the middle of May, all of our migratory birds have arrived – but some of the earlier ones were delayed by the extended winter. For example, stone curlews are among the first to reach their breeding grounds here, often coming in late February. This year, they were only just settling down in early April! Migratory birds are particularly affected by climate change as it affects not only their breeding grounds, but also their migration paths and wintering areas. However, a few species are changing their habits, and finding the warming climate in Britain to their liking – we now host little egrets, great egrets, glossy ibis and even black-winged stilts that are more familiar in the Mediterranean.

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