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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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Golden eye diving duck

A Day of Ducks – Divers

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

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Wren calling

Love is in the air, and the water!

Whether you’re someone who showers your partner with chocolates, flowers, and all things shiny; or you avoid this holiday at…

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Robin spotted in Titchfield

The Big Garden Birdwatch

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Why not take part in the world’s largest wildlife survey! It…

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Bird Aware rangers - December 2020

Rangers update… we will survive!

This blog post comes to you bang in the middle or our season at the end of December, so I thought it was a good opportunity to let you know how we are getting on so far!

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Curlew on the shore

Wader ID… by Bill Length

This blog, by Ranger Mark, gives some ‘at-a-glance’ wader identification tips based on bill size. Waders, or wading birds, are…

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Rainbow over water

Rangers in Lockdown… again!

November has been another challenging month for the team, not only with the unpredictable weather that the autumn brings, but also with the announcement of another lockdown in England.

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Ducks on ice

Do Ducks Get Cold Feet?

Over the past month I’ve really enjoyed watching all our lovely waders, ducks and geese get settled into their corner…

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Telescope on pathway between water

The Season Begins…

The first of October saw the official start of the Bird Aware Solent 2020-2021 winter season with the Rangers heading…

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