Articles by Richard Goodwin (rich)

AGM minutes 2015

The minutes from the 2015 AGM are available in PDF format.

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Big Garden Bird Watch: Nottinghamshire 2011

The results of the Big Garden Bird Watch are out!

Sick or Injured Birds

Unfortunately we DO NOT have the facilities to care for injured birds, the RSPB is about protecting the environment so that birds and wildlife may thrive.

You could, however, try these suggestions...

Contacting the Group

Various ways to contact the group, and a few other useful addresses.

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Galleries Offline

The galleries are taking a break at the moment.

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Attenborough Nature Reserve

A nationally acclaimed haven for wildlife, voted one of the top 10 eco destinations in the world in BBC Wildlife Magazine

Holme Pierrepont

The National Water Sports Centre is located in 270 acres of country parkland, just 3 miles from Nottingham on the River Trent.

The Links Page

Welcome to the ubiquitous links page; here you'll find all manner of interesting resources relating to the birding world and about Nottingham.

Nottingham RSPB Local Group

Registered Charity Number 207076

About the Wildlife Explorers

The Wildlife Explorers (Formerly the YOC) is the junior membership of the RSPB, focusing mainly on 7-12 year olds, with a teenage section called the RSPB Phoenix. With over 150,000 members it's the largest club in the world for yound people interested in birds and the environment. The RSPB has over 30 years' experience in delivering informal education - providing stimulating games and activities to get environmental messages across in an exciting, fun way.


Two miles north of Retford, which is in the north of Nottinghamshire.


The gravels are north east of Hoveringham Vilage, which in turn is north east of Nottingham. Bleasby is close by to the north.

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Clumber Park

National Trust site, around four and a half miles south-east of Worksop or six and a half miles south-west of Retford.

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North Norfolk Coast at Holme next the Sea.

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Minsmere lies on the Suffolk coast between Southwold and Aldeburgh below Dunwich Cliffs.

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Pennington Flash

Near Leigh in Greater Manchester.

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Sherwood Forest

North Nottinghamshire woodland famous for a certain green-clad outlaw.

Bestwood Country Park

Near Arnold, on the northern fringe of Nottingham.

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Country Park conveniently close to the city centre

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Bevercotes Pit

For 30 years, until it closed in 1993, Bevercotes was a working colliery, one of the deepest mines in Britain. Most of the spoil from the pit was dumped on site and the Forestry Commission is now converting the tip from a wasteland into a 'natural' landscape. It is still early days, but already the young woodland is home to a wide variety of plants and animals. As the woodland matures it will be managed to benefit wildlife, improve the landscape, provide recreation, and produce timber for local industries.

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Record RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch Results

One of the prettiest and daintiest birds, the long-tailed tit, is storming gardens according to this year's record-breaking RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

AGM: Minutes from the 2009 meeting

The minutes from the 2009 AGM are available in PDF format.

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Nottinghamshire's Top Ten Garden Birds

A quick list of the most common garden birds in Notts, according to the latest survey results...

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RSPB: Bitterns

Calling All Bitterns: Numbers Still Dangerously Low

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Rutland: Ospreys Update

Anglian Water Osprey Project

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RSPB: Keep An Ear Out For A Crake

As part of a new survey of the UK's Corncrakes, the general public are being asked to listen for their distinctive song.

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RSPB: Thrushes

New Threat To UK's Favourite Birds?

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YOC: Follow the Swallow

The YOC need YOUR help

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RSPB: Cetti's Warbler

Warbling Colonist's Success