Wednesday, 28 January 2009

BGB Round-Up #1

As promised, here are a few of your posts about the Big Garden Birdwatch:

Sheffield Wildlife

shirls gardenwatch

Wildlife Snapshots

Have we missed anyone out? If so, please send us a link to your post.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

New Feature

Thanks to developments at Blogger, we have a new feature: the 'Recently Updated' list in the sidebar, which should make it easier to follow our members' blogs.

Please note that a few blogs are missing from the list because 'blog list gadget' was not able to locate a valid feed.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Big Garden Birdwatch

Don't forget that the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch takes place this weekend.

Send us a link to your BGB blog post and we will publish it here.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

I and the Bird #92

Here's an email we received from Mike Bergin, a bird blogger from across the pond:

I've been shaking my fist northward for the last four frigid weeks. Actually, every part of me has been shaking from the brutal arctic assault. But at last, something great is blowing in from Canada!

Seabrooke Leckie of the Marvelous in Nature seems to weather the harsh winters of eastern Ontario with enviable equanimity. Where lesser souls would crumble and crack, Seabrooke savors every shade of the natural world and spins blog gold. Today, she's keeping us warm with a poetic picnic edition of I and the Bird #92.

Whether you're keeping cool on your blog or heating things up, if you're writing well about wild birds and birding, I and the Bird is for you. Join in the party by sending a link and summary to me or our next outstanding host Vickie (viclcsw AT aol DOT com) of Vickie Henderson Art by February 3 for the 2/5 edition!

For more information about 'I and the Bird', visit

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Blogging Ex-pats

Back in December, a visitor left an anonymous comment:
I would like to suggest that the web ring is expanded to become 'EU Nature Bloggers'. There are lots of very interesting nature blogs published by ex-pats who are now living in other parts of Europe. Many of these ex-pats get great pleasure from regularly reading & keeping up to date with nature blogs from the UK, but at the same time would like to share their own sightings and natural history adventures in their new adopted countries! Just as many birds migrate to and fro between UK and Europe, it would be nice if our blogs could too!
Expanding the webring to cover the whole of the EU would be a bit ambitious, but we could certainly run a special feature on ex-pat nature bloggers.

Please get in touch if you would like to contribute.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Big Garden Birdwatch

The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch takes place next weekend: 24-25 January 2009.

If you take part in the survey, why not write a blog post about your sightings? Send us a link to your post and we'll publish it here.

Monday, 12 January 2009


After a long delay, I have finally got round to changing the name of this webring so that we can accept members from the Republic of Ireland.

Sorry it's taken me so long!