If you pop into the shop today, you'll hear beautiful bird song. We're taking part in the RSPB's #letnaturesing takeover -getting bird song everywhere, from workplaces to living rooms, and sending a chirping message to tell people in power that we don't want bird song to disappear - and that they must act now. Get involved! Come in and listen, or head to the RSPB's website where you can stream birdsong radio from your computer or phone. Together we can give nature the home it needs! . #bookshop#books#bookstagram#igreads#rspb#birdsong#birds#norfolk#norwich#norwichlanes
Stunning capture of a short-eared owl by @simonwantlingphotography 🙌 Simon has just reviewed our Tragopan V6 hide and will be taking it out in the field in an upcoming video. So be sure to follow his wildlife photography adventures on his YouTube Channel!
Easily my favourite UK seabird... I was doing some work just north of Hull last month and took a day to walk some of the coastal areas. I ended up watching the sun set here at @rspb_love_nature Bempton cliffs reserve where I saw numerous seabirds, raptors, hares and even a pod of dolphins! But the bread and butter of this amazing place is the countless gannets nesting on the ominous cliffs. There was gannets of all ages from the fluffy hatchlings looking like offcuts from Jim Henson's workshop, to the dark gothic look of the juveniles who are so full of their parents food they're literally too fat to fly! (They float on the water until they have enough strength to lift themselves into the sky). It takes five full years for the dark tones to phase out into the white and cream plumage the adults flaunt with those probing expressive eyes. I enjoyed my evening there so much that I was up at four on my final morning to arrive at bempton in time to see the sunrise break over the wild and wasteful cliffs, and admire it's inhabitants a final time before making the three hour trip back south. When you're nature obsessed you don't let something trivial as a good night sleep get in your way! #gannet#northerngannet#seabirds#bempton#rspb#britishwildlife#ukbirds#wildlifeig#bird_freaks #planetbirds#eye_spy_birds #birdnerd#wildlife_perfection #wildlife_shots #natureshooters#coastalwalks#your_best_birds #birds_matter #wildlifewriting#bbcearth
#natures_voice #rspb#letnaturesing Highlighting the crisis nature is in Birdsong is my running soundtrack, what better sound to hear while taking on #greatflitchrun for REGeneration @thedancenetworkassociation
Magpies are members of the crow family. They are white on the flanks, shoulders and wingtips, and appear black all over the rest of their bodies; however this black has an iridescent sheen, with a blue gloss to the back and green on the tail feathers. Magpies are also easily distinguished from other corvids by their long tails which are roughly the same length as their bodies. DID YOU KNOW : In Britain European Magpies evoke a deep-ceded, and clearly irrational superstition even to this day. The most familiar superstition about sighting the striking black and white bird is expressed in the adage, “One for sorrow, two for joy”, referring to how many birds one can count at once. To protect them from the potential that sighting a single magpie might bring, people used to cross themselves, raise their hats to the bird, or spit three times over their right shoulder saying, “Devil, Devil, I defy thee”. In Lancashire at least, it is common practice to see otherwise rational people ‘saluting’ a single magpie in case ‘bad luck’ befalls them. The rationale behind this is unclear. Lifespan: Three years. Some live much longer than this, with the oldest recorded being over 21 years old. #nature#animalsofinstagram#wildlifephotography#birdphotography#wildlifeplanet#birdsofinstagram#ukwildlife#gardenbirds#birds#photooftheday#rspb#canon#snappybeaks#gardenbirds#animals#wild#bhfyp#photography#bird_brilliance #your_best_birds #bestbirdshots#rspb_love_nature #birdwatching