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A Ringer’s Year: November 2019

3rd December 2019

We managed two final ringing sessions at Howick by changing days at short notice to dodge the rain and wind.  On the 2nd we had 29 re-traps and 29 new […]

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Ratty makes a triumphant return to Gosforth Park Nature Reserve

30th September 2019

The first confirmed sighting of a Water Vole in over a decade has been made at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve. The individual, photographed by local wildlife photographer Chris Castling, marks […]

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A new addition to the NHSN team

18th September 2019

NHSN are delighted to welcome Jen Whitney who joins the team this week on an 11-month research secondment. Jen is a Librarian on secondment to NHSN from Carleton University in […]

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Work Experience with NHSN

30th August 2019

We are incredibly grateful to Jenny Snell for her hard work during her time as a volunteer in the NHSN office and continued work as a trainee bird ringer at […]

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Celebrating 190 Years of NHSN

Last week, naturalists from across the North East gathered to celebrate 190 years of The Natural History Society of Northumbria. A total of 180 individuals attended the celebration, enjoying a […]

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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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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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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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Book review: How to be an Urban Birder

21st May 2019

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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