The cool wet weather was great for wildflowers but not for breeding birds, and many species have struggled. But there were a few highlights!
Scillies pelagic - or, Three Men in a Boat! Alan Harris recounts the experiences of an RMRG expedition to see pelagic seabirds off Scilly.
With regret we report the death of Dr. Bernard Nau, a founder member of the Group in 1961, at the age of 84.
A cold April slows Spring migration, but we still had some interesting ducks and waders - and that Gull...
A period of water and ice - many parts of the site were flooded when a week of deep freeze came. How did this impact our birds?
Given the restricted activities due to site closures and social distancing, it's not surprising that the ringing total was low; but there were still some highlights.
A quiet September was followed by a very soggy October with extreme water levels affecting wetland bird numbers.
This has been a pretty low key autumn for birds, with early departures of local birds and migrants coming through at a trickle; but there's always something of interest!
Bird recording in this period was limited to 14 days in March and 40 days in May and June - so what did we observe in this period?
A visit to a nestbox to ring some Barn Owl chicks, accompanied by RSPB staff and volunteers - a treat for all to meet such special birds close up.