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Oystercatcher flock in flight

Wings and flight

Perhaps only our most avid followers will have noticed that back in June we had a bird anatomy theme on…

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Intertidal

The Hidden World of the Intertidal Zone

The intertidal zone – the area of the shore that is exposed at low tide – is key to helping our overwintering birds survive. How is it used by the difference species who need it to thrive?

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A common/harbour seal resting

Seals of the Solent

With David Attenborough showcasing weird and wonderful wildlife in jungles and deserts, it’s easy to forget about the nature that…

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Common Tern eggs

A Good Egg

Spring and early summer are fantastic times for birds and bird lovers. We get the opportunity to see birds in…

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Empty beach overlooking Portsmouth

Rangers in Lockdown

Like the rest of the country we have been taking the governments advice and are staying home as much as…

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Tern flying

Return of the terns

May is a busy time of year for birds, for many it means babies are here or shortly on their…

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Seasonal Bird Aware rangers - April 2020

Ranger Migration

It only seems like yesterday when we welcomed Mark, Emily and David to our team as 19 / 20 seasonal…

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Blackbird

The Birds and the Bees

At this time of year, watching that busy blackbird with a twig in its mouth raises a lot of questions….

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Snipe

What lockdown means for our wildlife

Find out what lockdown will have in store for Bird Aware Solent’s wildlife

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Exercise Your Time for Nature

As it stands, current government guidance is for us to take a form of exercise, alone or with members of…

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House Martin

The Summer Wind

When Frank Sinatra sang the song, ‘Summer wind’, he crooned about a lost sweetheart and the changing seasons. Like Frank,…

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Solent sky

A Mother’s Love

We live in busy times and our demanding lives often mean that we are detached from nature. We go from…

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Flock of Godwit with 'diner open' sign in river

The Solent Coast Diner is open!

Winter, it’s the time of year to wrap up warm and head out across the Solent coast to behold the…

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Building covered with green foliage

A Sustainable Start to 2020

Happy New Year everyone! There is something about the blank slate of a New Year that makes one feel like…

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Dark-bellied brent geese on the water

The first ever ‘Great Solent Birdwatch’

A huge thank you to all who took part in our very first Great Solent Birdwatch last month, it was…

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Bird in river with Christmas hat on

Christmas on the coast

Partridges in trees, turtle doves, French hens, robins and turkeys might come to mind when you think of Christmas birds,…

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Bird Aware Solent sunset by river

A Ranger Review

Hi, I’m Mark and I’m a Bird Aware Solent Ranger.  My previous jobs weren’t in the environment or conservation sectors,…

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Dark-bellied brent geese flying overhead

The Great Solent Birdwatch

Over the past few months the Bird Aware team have been busy creating a brand-new event that starts this weekend. The…

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