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Blog Post: Winter Weather and Super Sightings 

19 Jan 18

After a month or so of snow and frost icing over the car park and freezing part of our lake, we’re back into full swing here at RSPB Sandwell and looking forward to what the New Year will bring.


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Blog Post: Trees and the wood wide web (part 2) 

19 Dec 17

“Underground there is another world” said Suzanne Simard, one of the leading researchers on the wood wide web.


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File: Cold feet? 

9 Dec 17

Robin waiting patiently for free food.


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Blog Post: What’s that Bird in my Garden? by Emily White 

27 Jan 17

We’re all getting busy here at Sandwell RSPB ready for the Big Garden Bird Watch this weekend.


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Forum Post: RE: Bullfinch & Kingfisher 

22 Sep 16

That’s great thank you, we’ll be sure to tag you in them! See you soon in the centre! Lucy…


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Forum Post: RE: Bullfinch & Kingfisher 

20 Sep 16

I think my twitter tag is @Trugga – perhaps I should use twitter a little more 😉 Next time I’m at the visitor centre, I’ll pop in and say hi.


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Forum Post: RE: Bullfinch & Kingfisher 

20 Sep 16

Hi Lawrence, That’s brilliant, thank you! We will share on our Twitter soon.


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Blog Post: Recent Sightings: Birds of the Summer Holidays 

13 Sep 16

So it’s getting towards the end of the quiet bird season, and that vaguely warm time of year we often refer to as ‘summer’.


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Blog Post: Meet our Hide Guides – Graham Vernon Volunteer 

8 Sep 16

  Hi! My name is Graham Vernon ( No relation to the football pools Ha! Ha! ) I have been a volunteer now for about three months and I am only 74 years young.


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Forum Post: RE: Bullfinch & Kingfisher 

5 Sep 16

Hello Lucy – thank you for the kind comments.


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Blog Post: Pond Dipping at RSPB Sandwell Valley 

1 Sep 16

The summer holidays are in full swing.


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Blog Post: Meet Jake – Sandwell Valley’s youngest volunteer! 

1 Sep 16

Hello, my name is Jake,I am 7 years old and have been a regular visitor to RSPB Sandwell Valley for about 4 years.


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Forum Post: RE: Bullfinch & Kingfisher 

31 Aug 16

Hello Lawrence, Apologies for the delayed reply, we’ve just seen your post here at Sandwell Valley! You have some fantastic shots, would it be okay if we were to share some on our social media please? We could obviously credit you, and tag your …


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Forum Post: RE: Bullfinch & Kingfisher 

7 Aug 16

Very nice – sometimes distance gives more to the shots, as in this case.


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Forum Post: Bullfinch & Kingfisher 

7 Aug 16

Took a morning stroll to the new RSPB development at Sandwell Valley – nice building with a fantastic view over the wetland.


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Blog Post: Ruth Lawton- Super Ranger! RSPB Sandwell Valley’s Volunteers 

15 Jul 16

This blog is one in a series we are running about the fabulous volunteers that keep RSPB Sandwell Valley alive and thriving.


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File: Fox 

24 May 16

Fox, spotted on the island oon Swan Pool…


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File: Grey Heron – Juvenile 

24 May 16

Grey Heron – Juvenile…


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File: Coot & Chick 

24 May 16

Coot & Chick – Cascade Pool – May 2015…


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Forum Post: Walk-about – 22-05-2016 

22 May 16

It seems such a long time ago that I went for a stroll around Sandwell Valley, but it was great to get back and meet up with a few fellow photographers.


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Blog Post: My Connecting People and Nature Internship – Jenny Stevens 

20 May 16

Jenny Stevens – My Connecting People and Nature Internship RSPB Sandwell Valley is special.


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Blog Post: Community Project 2016 – Give Sandwell Nature a Home 

5 Apr 16

Giving Sandwell Nature a Home- What’s this all about then? Giving Sandwell Nature A Home is this year’s exciting community project from RSPB Sandwell Valley about enhancing wildlife in an urban space and giving everyone in Sandwell the chance to …


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Blog Post: The Origin and Achievements of the Community Forum. 

5 Apr 16

So how did we get here then? For those of you who have visited Sandwell Valley for years, you may fondly remember our old visitor centre, and perhaps the less-fond memories of us losing it.


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Blog Post: WHO? RSPB Sandwell Valley and the Community Forum 

5 Apr 16

Hello and welcome to our first Community Forum e-newsletter! We thought we’d start with a little introduction to who we are.


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Blog Post: Recent Bird Sightings – February/March 2016 

16 Mar 16

The big story so far of 2016 has undoubtedly been the very early return of a  little ringed plover.