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Postby Daily Nature Blog » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:26 pm

I am a Wildlife Educator based in Leicestershire and Vancouver Island, Canada. My blog looks at wildlife stories from across the UK and personal trips, work in education and orca research and sightings across the UK and Vancouver Island. I am passionate about bringing wildlife into schools and engaging people with the natural world, have a soft spot for orcas (also a bit of a bird nerd). My blog is a place to talk about nature.

Talk of the Wild can be found here,have a look if you fancy!:http://talkofthewild.net/
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Postby Daily Nature Blog » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:40 am

Today's Daily Nature Blog is about a very exciting couple of days at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, as they celebrate their 100th osprey chick fledge! They were once extinct in the area and now the population has spread right across England and Wales. I also looked at my first experiences seeing these amazing birds, anyone else seen them??

http://www.dailynature.net/100th-rutland-osprey-chick-takes-flight/
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Postby Daily Nature Blog » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:16 am

http://www.dailynature.net/devastation-the-incredible-loss-of-the-british-meadow/

In Britain we are losing our meadows at an alarming rate. With the last remaining meadows sparsely dotted across the country.
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Re: Daily Nature Blog

Postby Daily Nature Blog » Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:57 pm

I love walking and looking at nature in my home region, the East Midlands. There is a huge range of wildlife from rare raptors to a blanket of bluebells. So I decided to do a list of some of my favourite spots to see wildlife in the East Midlands. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Any hidden gems that I have missed?

http://www.dailynature.net/wildlife-spots-east-midlands/

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Postby Daily Nature Blog » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:32 pm

As we head into a time where our marine ecosystems are getting some kind of protection it is time for us to demand more. As an island nation we have a longstanding connection to the sea, and we should judge ourselves on how we care for and protect not just one of our best ecosystems but arguably our most valuable asset.

http://www.dailynature.net/as-national-parks-week-and-national-marine-week-highlight-the-severe-lack-of-protection-given-to-the-marine-environment/
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Postby Daily Nature Blog » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:40 am

National Marine Week and National Parks Week coincide and highlight the huge gap between the protection of the land and marine environment.

http://www.dailynature.net/as-national-parks-week-and-national-marine-week-highlight-the-severe-lack-of-protection-given-to-the-marine-environment/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- A Brit abroad nattering about nature!

Postby Daily Nature Blog » Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:45 am

Thanks to the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) we can track cuckoo migration right from home. The BTO have placed trackers on a number of cuckoos, this is giving vital information on the incredible migration. As of today 4 cuckoos have reached Africa while the rest remain (possibly sunning themselves :) ) in southern Europe.


http://www.dailynature.net/cuckoos-continue-south/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- A Brit abroad nattering about nature!

Postby Daily Nature Blog » Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:16 am

The RSPB confirmed this week that bee-eaters have settled in a quarry in Cumbria. Last month the report was of a Montagu's harrier nesting on Humberside. This news had me thinking about the slight shift in species I have noticed in Britain over the last 10 or so years. 10 years ago I was 14 and a keen birder (as I am still today) and loved going to reserves up and down the UK. On my visits I would see the usual British species, and the very occasional migrant from the continent. It was a big deal if you happened to glimpse an egret or even a spoonbill, these were very unusual and a big fuss was made about them. Now however these birds seem to be a pretty common sight at certain reserves. Has anyone else noticed this shift?

http://www.dailynature.net/influx-from-europe-changing-face-of-british-birds/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- A Brit abroad blogging about nature.

Postby Daily Nature Blog » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:17 am

The RSPB confirmed this week that bee-eaters have settled in a quarry in Cumbria. Last month the report was of a Montagu's harrier nesting on Humberside. This news had me thinking about the slight shift in species I have noticed in Britain over the last 10 or so years. 10 years ago I was 14 and a keen birder (as I am still today) and loved going to reserves up and down the UK. On my visits I would see the usual British species, and the very occasional migrant from the continent. It was a big deal if you happened to glimpse an egret or even a spoonbill, these were very unusual and a big fuss was made about them. Now however these birds seem to be a pretty common sight at certain reserves. Has anyone else noticed this shift?

http://www.dailynature.net/influx-from-europe-changing-face-of-british-birds/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- A Brit abroad nattering about nature!

Postby Daily Nature Blog » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:37 am

A few weeks ago I blogged about the increasing numbers of mainland European birds being spotted and nesting around Britain. Well in the past few days the RSPB has confirmed a bee-eater nest site in a quarry in Cumbria :)

http://www.dailynature.net/bee-eaters-in-cumbria/
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