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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 Ringers Year: April 2019

23rd April 2019

April 2019: Most activity this month has been in respect of larger nesting birds but I have done some ringing near home with trainees which netted 14 Siskins (out of […]

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Newcastle University students muck in to help endangered Tree Sparrows

10th April 2019

Tree Sparrows are experiencing a population decline in the UK and are quite rare to see, a lack of safe nesting areas could be contributing to this decline. Clark’s Bog […]

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Take Part in the NHSN Bumblebee Project

19th March 2019

Why bumblebees? There are 24 species of bumblebee in Britain, of these seven are common and widespread. This means they are a manageable and easily recognised group (in comparison to […]

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A welcome boost for bats at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve

22nd October 2018

NHSN are delighted to announce a new, collaborative project with Northumbrian Water which has seen five new bat boxes installed at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve (GPNR). It is hoped that […]

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A Ringers Year: September 2018

3rd October 2018

Ringing at Howick Arboretum continued this month despite the troublesome weather.  On the 1st   22 new birds and 17 retraps were processed.  Two very young Chiffchaff (warblers) were captured and […]

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A Ringers Year: August 2018

3rd September 2018

Ringing at Howick Arboretum continued this month with 35 birds processed on the 3rd of August.  These included 8 retraps with a female Great Tit first ringed in 2014 and […]

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A Ringers Year: June 2018

2nd July 2018

June 2018: Before I get around to reporting on this months activities I will summarise some returns of ‘controlled’ birds reported back to me by the BTO. These include the […]

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An update on the Farne islands Arctic terns

15th June 2018

Since 2015, The Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN) has worked on a ground-breaking project tracking the migration of the Arctic Terns nesting on the Farne Islands, Northumberland. In the […]

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Please be considerate around our Coralroots

22nd May 2018

As many of you will surely know, Gosforth Park Nature Reserve is home to a colony of a very rare Coralroot Orchids Corallorhiza trifida, so named because their underground rhizomes look […]

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