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Dog Days of Summer are Done

4th September 2019

A visit to Waldridge Fell and Daisy Hill right now tells you that autumn is approaching, the acorns are ripening and the dog days of summer are over. What an […]

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A Ringers Year: August 2019

3rd September 2019

To say that this year’s mad summer has played havoc with bird ringing (especially at Howick) would be an understatement but first I will bring us up to date on […]

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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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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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