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2019

Book Review: The James Losh Diaries

14th August 2019

The James Losh Diaries 1802-1833. Life and Weather in Early Nineteenth-Century Newcastle-upon-Tyne. By Deborah Smith. Cambridge Scholars publishing. £64.99. In the mid-1800s one of the interests of the NHSN was […]

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A Ringers Year: July 2019

30th July 2019

We had our first ringing session of the year at Howick on Friday 19th July catching only 18 new birds but representing 11 different species.  Most notable were the pair […]

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Summer sightings at Gosforth Park NR

5th July 2019

Gosforth Park Nature Reserve has been the place to be of late, and not just because of the fine, summer weather we have experienced here in the North East. No, […]

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A Ringers Year: June 2019

1st July 2019

 June saw the last ringing of a brood of young tawny owls on the 11th.  This year I had around 50% occupancy (breeding attempts) that’s at 10 sites.  However, two […]

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Open day debut for county first

The ‘moth table’ has been a regular feature of Gosforth Park NR open days in recent years. Families with young children have been particularly drawn (like moths to light), to […]

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Daisy Hill’s Coat of Many Colours

17th June 2019

June is the month when Daisy Hill dons its coat of many colours and becomes the star of the show. At this time of year the meadows come into their […]

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A Ringers Year: May 2019

3rd June 2019

May is the month when the majority of birds nest and we have been very busy Nest Recording and ringing Blue Tits, Great Tits and Tree Sparrows that nest in […]

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A glimpse at the birdlife of Allen Banks

21st May 2019

The woodlands of Allen Banks represent some of the most diverse in our region, part of the reason the site currently enjoys designation as a Special Site of Scientific Interest […]

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Book review: How to be an Urban Birder

David Lindo, Princeton University Press 2018, 232 pages Jamie Oliver commends this attractively produced and very accessible softback publication, now in the Natural History Society of Northumbria’s (NHSN) Library, as […]

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What to watch in the North East this Summer

7th May 2019

Oak-wood birds at Allen Banks The aged oak woods of Allen Banks stand as one of the best places in the North East to observe a range of scarce, upland […]

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