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Friday 02 February 2007
A male cirl bunting
WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND A TURTLE ON THE BEACH
The Marine Conservation Society is urging British beach walkers to look out for stranded marine turtles after recent south-westerly gales have blown in several rare turtles on beaches around the UK over the last couple of months. If found alive, the turtles can be nursed back to health if rescued from the beach in time. Further details of what to do if you find a turtle on the beach can be found here
More information about turtle conservation can be found on the Marine Conservation Society website
With the mild winter we have been having, some of our garden birds seem to be getting into breeding condition early as there has been plenty of insects for them to feed on. Male birds will sing once they are in good condition to set up their breeding territories and to attract mates. The British Trust for Ornithology have had some reports of birds breeding earlier than usual this year. If you have seen chicks that were born in early January we would be interested to know via our Shared Earth e-mail address link above.
THE CIRL BUNTING REINTRODUCTION PROJECT
More details about the cirl bunting project can be found on the RSPB website
Details of the next RSPB guided walk to see cirl buntings in Devon can be found here.