• The Daily Pigeon

    No, this isn't a new paper, this phrase cropped up when we were taking a training course at one of our regional offices. It seems to be a recurring theme across the RSPB that all the staff dealing with enquiries get at least one pigeon related query a day! Literally whilst writing this I had my 'daily pigeon'!

    The queries are pretty varied but the general theme is one of disdain for our most common Columbid…

    • 28 Sep 2012
  • Hot topics this September!

    Traditionally for us here in wildlife enquiries the autumn months see a lull in queries in comparison to the hectic spring and summer months and the busy winters. However, there are still loads of things that we have to keep tabs on, here are just a few of the topical queries we are getting and big issues that are keeping us busy at the moment;

    • Vanishing birds - As per usual, the normal changes in bird behaviour that…
    • 20 Sep 2012
  • Butterfly bonanza and back to bird feeding!

    September is a cracking month for observing butterflies! Many of the buddleias dotted around the gardens and wider countryside are a magnet for many of the autumn-flying species but also take the time to check out ivy for the second hatch of holly blues and any brambles with late flowers may still host some woodland species.  A question we have been asked recently, is it normal for butterflies to fly in the autumn, yes it…

    • 12 Sep 2012