The next in Messums' series of Wednesday evening Active Environmentalism talks is by Beccy Speight, Chief Executive of the RSPB. The subject's close to home: 'What our migrating and permanent residents tell us about wider changes to the environment.' Free to members but you need to register or buy a ticket here.
Close to home because our own project, to support and increase our population of nesting swifts, is progressing excitingly towards installing nest boxes. If you are interested in helping with this in any way - hosting a nest box, surveying active sites in the summer - please email TNHSswiftproject@gmail.com.
And maybe we'd not thought of starlings as migrants, but some are - there's this piece in The Guardian about unusually large murmurations as some are fleeing exceptionally cold weather further east.
BBC Radio 3 is even getting in on the act, with an item helping us identify garden birdsong just before 8am on Sundays for the next 10 weeks. And there's a wonderful series of recordings by Geoff Sample as well - originally broadcast as an audio night-cap, perfect.
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