January 28 2015 Latest news:
It’s not just about the birds... in the last of our Big Garden Birdwatch series, Rupert Masefield of the RSPB urges us to keep an eye out for other garden wildlife too. And not only for this weekend...
Today we begin a series of four features in the run-up to the hugely popular RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. We start by looking at the top 15 birds in Norfolk from last year’s survey.
People living near a wind farm in Norfolk could get £100 off their fuel bills.
Oxford University Press has dropped more than 50 words from its Junior Dictionary. Now two Norfolk men are spearheading a campaign, supported by 27 authors and naturalists, to reinstate them.
House Sparrows, Starlings and Spotted Flycatchers are among three species of garden birds that are experiencing severe declines, a new report has revealed.
The new year will bring a new start for a Norfolk wildlife charity aiming to integrate environmental thinking into commercial farming practices.
Knot the nine o’clock news will be among the headlines of this BBC Winterwatch wildlife series, after a film crew spent two nights recording the birds’ nocturnal habits on the mudflats at Snettisham.
2014 brought mixed fortunes for East Anglia’s wildlife and, in a region which is naturally abundant in wild places and farmland habitats, there have been some stand-out moments – both good and bad – during the last 12-month cycle of the seasons.
Conservation work by farmers and landowners has been praised after stone-curlews in The Brecks enjoyed their best breeding season since 2011.
Conservation bodies have come together to issue a final appeal to the Environment Agency (EA) to safeguard the future of a Broads wildlife haven.
Numbers for one of Norfolk’s rarest birds have started to bounce back, according to wildlife experts.
Farmers who rely on abstracted water to grow irrigated crops near Catfield Fen are being placed in an almost impossible situation by the licence renewal process, the NFU has claimed.
A national initiative has been launched in East Anglia to record and study the farmland birds which rely on the biodiversity of Britain’s agricultural landscapes.
A gaggle of geese which has caused alarm in Diss is to be moved, councillors have decided.
An amateur photographer from West Norfolk has five images on the shortlist for a national award - and two of them were snapped in this area.
A 90 -year-old war veteran from West Norfolk who has dedicated his last 49 years to conservation and protecting wildlife has been given an award by the Prime Minister.
Wildlife reserves in East Anglia are celebrating record numbers of lapwings this year, following a successful breeding season for the threatened waders.
Visitors and residents have described the “absolutely amazing” sight of whales off the Lowestoft coastline – but it is not known if they are the same ones later spotted further south around Essex.
Wildlife campaigners were yesterday celebrating a landmark step in their fight to protect rare species at a Broads beauty spot which they claim is being destroyed through the loss of ground water.
A wildlife charity has warned that the UK’s largest colony of the rare fen orchid could be under threat because its Catfield Fen habitat is drying and becoming more acid.
As winter nights draw in, they’ve been missing their distinctive sound track. For the cry of Heaven’s hound has been absent from our skies.
Whale watchers are expected to turn out in force at Walcott tomorrow after a humpback was repeatedly spotted off the north Norfolk coast.
A former north Norfolk gamekeeper has been given a suspended prison sentence for seven wildlife offences.
A wake-up call has been given to East Anglian estates after a former north Norfolk gamekeeper was given a suspended jail sentence for poisoning birds of prey.
The RSPB has challenged the shooting community to take action against the unlawful killing of wild birds.
An ornithological trust team behind an invaluable piece of research on bird life in the UK have scooped a prestigious prize.
To landowner Tim Harris and his wife Geli it has been a frustrating battle with officialdom to save what the Environment Agency (EA) describes as “the finest unpolluted valley fen in western Europe”.
A continued, drastic decline in farmland bird numbers has prompted the RSPB to demand that future government subsidies are targeted towards effective wildlife-friendly agricultural schemes.
A humpback whale has been reported off the Suffolk coast – almost a year after the county’s first ever recorded sighting caused a stir among wildlife enthusiasts.