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  Coming in from the coldThe birds seeking shelter on our shores

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  Welcoming our winter birdsHello Nicky,

This month marks the arrival of millions of migrant birds as they fly to the UK from colder climes. Watch for flocks of redwings and fieldfares, fresh from Scandinavia and Iceland, to feast on the berries found in our hedgerows, fields, parks and even gardens.

Wetlands too are enjoying an influx of ducks, geese and swans, with nature reserves such as RSPB Lough Foyle welcoming whooper swans as they arrive from their Arctic breeding grounds.

More birds can make for a truly wild spectacular, with estuaries like The Wash beside RSPB Snettisham enjoying huge flocks of wading birds including knot, plovers and dunlins, as they race from the incoming tide.Autumn spectacle 
Do I know you?
Think that blackbird in your garden is the same one that’s been visiting all summer? Think again. Gardening expert Adrian Thomas investigates garden bird migration.Read Adrian’s blog ID top tips
At this time of year there are up to six types of thrush present in the UK, including mistle thrushes named from the mystical mistletoe. This ID guide, we’ll help you get to grips with what you see.All about thrushes Take a gander
Look out for brent geese around estuaries and saltmarshes, and discover what makes them fly thousands of miles from the far north to winter on our shores.What’s the draw?
  Make a difference    
A future for allWill the government’s proposals to reform England’s planning system deliver for nature and people? RSPB England Director Emma Marsh takes a look.Understand the issues Revive Our WorldIn this short video RSPB Chief Executive Beccy Speight discusses the Revive Our World campaign and three crucial things that need to happen now to save nature.Watch the video Focus on foodMost of the UK’s land is farmland, so how we farm has a huge impact on our wildlife. Here’s some tips on how you can help nature through what you choose to eat.Consumer power 
 Enough is enoughGrowing public outrage against raptor persecution is ramping up the pressure for change. A huge thank you to everyone who has got involved!Latest Birdcrime report 
 Winging its way to you
Your latest copy of Nature’s Home will arrive soon, packed full of inspiring photography, as well as an expert focus on farming and a fascinating look at owls. 
 Free help with bird IDAutumn is a great time for nature, as many migrant birds arrive. Join the RSPB and we’ll send you the Handbook of British Birds to help you ID what you see.Yes I’ll join
 Savour the spectacleEnjoy all the sights and thrills of winter migration by treating yourself to a new pair of binoculars.Take a look 
  The latest from England 
Fungi-spotting fun
This month, take a walk in the country to discover the many colourful and fascinating fungi that burst into life at this time of year.Tell me more Leading the change
Find out which city mayors and local councils are joining our campaign to tackle the nature crisis and create healthier, happier communities.Read the blog 
  
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