• Glorious Mud – homes for nature, protection for people

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, gets us up to speed with the wonders of mud.

    Glorious Mud – homes for nature, protection for people

    In February 2003 mechanical diggers broke two large holes in the sea wall at RSPB Scotland's Nigg Bay reserve in the Cromarty Firth and flooded the land. But, this wasn’t a case of wanton vandalism, this was Scotland’s first ever managed coastal realignment…

    • 30 Sep 2015
  • Mass migrations

    Jenny Tweedie from RSPB Scotland tells us about autumn migration in Scotland and some of the best places to see it in action, including at the Mull of Galloway Festival on the first weekend of October.

    Mass migrations

    As autumn draws in the evenings and has us looking out our jumpers from under the bed, things are actually hotting up in the bird world, with mass migrations taking place right across the country.  

    • 25 Sep 2015
  • Five facts you should know about robins

    Five facts you should know about robins

    Robins are well known and indeed well loved birds in Scotland and across the rest of the UK too. In fact they were recently named the UK’s national bird following an opinion poll organised by David Lindo, aka the Urban Birder.

    So, we obviously know what they look like and probably what they like to eat too since they can be such frequent garden visitors. But there’s always…

    • 16 Sep 2015
  • What to see in Scotland this month IX

    From tiny finches to diving ducks – September serves up a wealth of wildlife to keep us fascinated. Here are some of our favourites.

    What to see in Scotland this month IX

    Weighing in at as little as ten grams the lesser redpoll is one of the tiniest finches. That’s about the same weight as just three regular teabags; not very heavy at all! 

    Because of their small size, these birds can be difficult to spot…

    • 11 Sep 2015
  • Mull's white-tailed eagles

    RSPB'S Jamie Wyver visited Mull recently to find out more about the island's white-tailed eagles. Have a listen as he talks to Dave Sexton. RSPB Scotland's Mull Officer, about the eagles' 30 year history there.

    Mull's white-tailed eagles

    This year we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of white-tailed eagles on the Scottish island of Mull. Twenty pairs of white tailed eagles now nest here, including…

    • 4 Sep 2015