The Big Garden Birdwatch took place over a cold weekend in January this year and now the results of the national survey are out.
A former Suffolk police officer has pleaded guilty to possessing nearly 650 wild bird eggs while he was still in the constabulary.
Bedfordshire police have released images of a burglary at the headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
On a cold weekend in January 65,000 people across the East of England took part in the Big Garden Birdwatch.
Now the results have been released by the RSPB and there are a few surprises.
They say that numbers are down slightly, but it could be because our mild winter has meant that some birds have been able to find their food elsewhere in the countryside.
Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight
The results of the Big Garden Birdwatch which took place over a weekend in January, are now out.
65,000 people across the East of England took part and now the RSPB has complied a top ten list of the most common garden birds.
The RSPB has defended a decision to cull 250 red deer on a nature reserve in Suffolk.
The conservation charity, based in Bedfordshire, has been criticised for killing the animals at Minsmere, on the coast near Southwold.
t says the cull was necessary because a significant increase in deer numbers was having a negative impact on other wildlife. The RSPB said the animals had no natural predators.
The RSPB is warning people not to leave leftover fat from their Christmas dinners out for the birds.
The Bedfordshire based Society says turkey fat - unlike lard and suet - can be dangerous to garden birds, as it may contain high levels of salt or bacteria like salmonella.
Some of the region's most familiar birds are experiencing a dramatic decline in numbers according to figures revealed today.
The RSPB, which has it's headquarters at Sandy in Bedfordshire, has found 16 species found in East Anglia have declined by a third since 1995.
Among them are willow tit, starling, cuckoo, lapwing and wood warbler.
While grey patridges and turtle doves are down by half in the same period.
A court's been hearing how a serving police officer kept an illegal collection of wild birds eggs including some rare ones taken from reserves on the Suffolk coast.
650 eggs were found in a raid on PC Michael Upson's home at Sotherton near Halesworth in Suffolk in June. Among them were eggs from woodlarks and marsh harriers which are some of the country's rarest breeding species.
The RSPB is warning that our children's growing lack of contact with nature could be one of the biggest threats to the future of the environment.
The charity's linked up with the University of Essex to find out just how connected children are with nature in the hope of addressing what they see as a significant problem. Hannah Pettifer reports.
The RSPB's warning that one of the biggest threats to the environment is how out of touch our children are with it.
It's now working with Essex University to research the subject. The charity says the number of children playing in natural spaces has dropped by 75% over the last 30 to 40 years.