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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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Hundreds get to grips with biological recording at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve

30th April 2019

With clouds brewing and unsettled weather for the whole day, we weren’t entirely sure how our first ever Bioblitz at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve would pan out. However, with around […]

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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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David Noble-Rollin recognised for outstanding contribution to Gosforth Park

17th April 2019

NHSN and members of the Gosforth Park Nature Reserve management committee would like to offer a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to David Noble-Rollin, who is stepping down having served on the […]

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Mid-April Sightings at Gosforth Park NR

15th April 2019

With temperatures gradually rising and spring now well and truly on its way, your sightings from Gosforth Park Nature Reserve have reflected perfectly this changeable (and terribly exciting) period 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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NHSN volunteers plant 2000 wildflowers at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve

2nd April 2019

Last weekend, a committed band of NHSN volunteers worked tirelessly to plant 2000 native wildflower plugs at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve. With blissful, sunny weather and an accompanying soundtrack of […]

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