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Bird Aware Solent joins forces with RSPB for new 'tern' raft

Joining forces with RSPB for new ‘tern’ raft at West Hayling Local Nature Reserve

Rangers Gail and Lizzie have been working with Mark and David from the RSPB to install a specially developed raft…

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View across Hamble Common

A Day in the Life of a Ranger – Miranda

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Bird Aware Ranger? Join Miranda on two of her recent visits to the Solent coast at Hill Head and Hamble Common to find out more…

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Saltmarsh at Newtown, Isle of Wight

My Great Solent Birdwatch

Ranger Charlotte tells us what she saw during her survey for this year’s Great Solent Birdwatch!

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Oystercatchers on the beach

The Great Solent Birdwatch – take part this half-term

The Rangers are looking forward to this year’s Great Solent Birdwatch which starts on Saturday 23 October and runs through…

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Bird Aware Solent Ranger team

Bird Aware Solent Gears up for Winter

We’re delighted to welcome three new rangers who have joined the Bird Aware Solent team ahead of a busy winter season.

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Sharing our Shores – Wildlife & Dogs

It’s international dog day on the 26th this month and it’s been quite a year (and then some!) for our dogs….

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Great black backed gull on the beach

Gulls by the sea, but that’s not a seagull!

The summer holidays are well and truly underway and despite the famous unpredictable British weather many of us will have…

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A Summer Full of Nature

It’s the summer holidays and that means you might be looking for ways to keep your little ones occupied before…

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Candy-striped flatworm on a rock

Taking a Closer Look at Our Local Marine Wonders

I have always had a fascination with marine life and growing up on the Isle of Wight meant I spent…

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Golden plovers on saltmarsh

Bird self-defence

The wilds of the Solent can be a dangerous place for birds. Luckily, these clever animals have evolved a variety…

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Prepare for Your Wildest Month Yet!

June might be the official start of summer but there’s something even more exciting about the 6th month of the year… It’s time for the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild event!

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Beach overlooking the Solent

Ranger Daves Brief Geological History of the Solent

This week we have another special guest blog, written by Dave, one of our brilliant Rangers from the 2020/2021 winter…

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RSPB Ranger Mark on patrol

Ranger Mark and the Solent Terns

Many of you will remember Mark who has worked with us here in the Solent as a seasonal Ranger for…

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Shona Dogs Initiatives Officer at the beach

Our growing family… meet Shona!

Welcome Shona, the newest member of the Bird Aware family! Shona joined us this week in a new role as…

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Group of Brent Geese in water

Changing Seasons

Wednesday was the last day of our ‘winter season’ and what a strange one it has been with everyone going…

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Common Tern eggs

Helping out our Ground Nesting Birds

Spring is on its way and soon it will be time for young birds to start appearing, but before then…

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Trees without leaves

New Perspectives on Wildlife

During lockdown I have benefitted hugely from connecting with wildlife, from spotting the birds visiting my garden to setting camera…

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A large group of dabbler ducks

A Day of Ducks – Dabblers

Ducks can be split into two broad groups: dabblers and divers. We have covered diving ducks in a separate blog…

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