Kittiwake – Focusing on Wildlife
Jul 282017
Skomer Island - 14th July

Sarah, Tobias and I last visited Skomer on 6th July 2014 and so after a couple of years with no visit we were looking forward to getting back and Tobias was very excited about seeing Puffin. So after a good drive to Pembrokeshire on Thursday afternoon we had time for a short stop at Laugharne […]

Jan 232017
When DNA let's you down.

So we’ve given the Stejneger’s Stonechat at Dungeness three goes. We got a a good soaking got blown away by the wind and then today walked around in freezing conditions. The good news was that today we finally found the bird and enjoyed good views of this very GREY individual. The bird has been the […]

Jul 252016
Iceland: Volcanoes, glaciers, hot springs and seabirds

Close to the Arctic Circle, the mid-Atlantic ridge emerges from the ocean depths onto land, creating a country full of geological wonder and amazing wildlife. If you want adventure combined with beautiful scenery and 24-hour daylight, Iceland should be your destination this summer! Iceland is revered by marine biologists around the world for its biodiversity, […]

Jun 052014
Urgent action needed to protect seabirds, say RSPB Scotland

Scotland’s seabird populations are in need of “urgent action” to halt significant, long-term declines, according to a report. A study from RSPB Scotland proposes creating seven sites to be designated as Special Protection Areas (SPA) to protect key feeding areas. It claims that the Scottish government is in danger of breaking conservation legislation if no […]

Mar 232013
Kitty the Toon

A Brand new series of children’s books will be released in the UK in the coming years to help inspire the next generation about British wildlife. The first book is a story about Kittiwakes in the North-East of England which havecolonisedthe city of Newcastle during the breeding season and have become the first inland colony […]

Oct 062012
Best Photo of the Week Competition 06 Oct 2012

During the last week our authors and photographers have posted some outstanding articles packed with top-ranking wildlife images. Our competition is called “Best Photo of the Week”. Click on the first image and then page through the slideshow. Please select the three images you like best of all and vote for them at the bottom […]

Oct 042012
Kittiwakes - North East Scotland

The last 30 years have witnessed a dramatic decline in the Kittiwake population around Scottish coasts (RSPB figures), numbers dropping by almost 2/3. However, this trend seems to have turned this year, particularily in the colonies of Troup Head and Fowlsheugh in the North East. Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) are one of the nicest looking gulls, […]