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For Wildlife sightings from around Great Britain click on the link and then select a red star!

Visit my blog: http://wildlifewanderings.blogspot.com/ for a personal, local wildlife journal.
 
The following links give you upto date wildlife highlights, sightings and stories from around Britain:
Visit the the bird watch site for rarities
Visit Wildlife Britain - a web site covering many items of interest to nature enthusiasts.
 
Visit WildlifeExtra.com for a variety of wildlife news items and a guide to some of the nature reserves in your area.

The BBC also has a great archive of its own programmes from Radio to listen to again and details of its TV series - check these out here.

A highlight is BBC's "Nature's Calendar" programme.

View wildlife web cams from around Britain.
 
Wild About Britain's web site has all sorts of wildlife news, including regional pages,  and is well worth a look.
English Nature have highlighted a number of nature reserves that are particularly worth seeing right now.  Go to their site at http://www.english-nature.org.uk/Special/nnr/nnr_spotlight.asp?spotlight_reserve=1&X=1
 
On the BirdForum site birders reports their latest sightings: go to BirdForum "Your Birding Day"
 
 

BirdForum.net - The Net's Largest Birding Community Dedicated to Wild Birds
 

Also the latest bird sightings can be seen on the bird track site.
 
 

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The BBC has a number of discussion forums, and these often detail recent sightings: go to BBC Bird Forum or the BBC Wildlife Forum
 
Birds of Britain - A Monthly Web Magazine for Birdwatchers
 
Tracking the course of the natural events through the recording of the actions of plants and animals (with special reference to climate) is called phenology.  For example it is recording when you heard the first cuckoo or saw the blackthorn blossom. This can then be compared with other records.  Go to the Phenology web site to learn more about this fascinating subject. (Note: this site shuts down for winter - don't we all!).
 
  To view their live maps, static or animated (latter requires Flash)  - click here.
 
  To view their climate change in your garden feature click here.
 
  The UK Phenology Network - seeking to collate and store all UK data on Nature's Calendar
Take a look at the BBC's Spring Watch TV programme pages and the longer running BBC's Spring Watch project and take part this year.  English Nature also has a page dedicated to the Spring Watch recording project.
   
Parish Wildlife notes from the Launceston Branch of Cornwall Wildlife Trust
   
Elizabeth & Malcolm's Bluetit Pages - a great site, that monitored the course of a blue tit nest box through spring 2005 - it was quite addictive!  ALSO visit their links page for other nest box and nature diary sites, and their chat forum.
 

 


 

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