Brian Nolan has been named as one of the happiest people in the UK.
He was nominated for his volunteer work with the RSPB reserve at Mershead, near Dumfries.
Matthew Taylor went to meet him.
A nesting male hen harrier has disappeared in the North Pennines, leaving his five eggs.Read the full story ›
A school in Galashiels could win a national award for its wildlife work. And this weekend they're taking part in the Big Schools Birdwatch.Read the full story ›
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is asking people from Cumbria and the South of Scotland to get involved in this year's Big Garden Bird Watch.
The survey takes place this weekend and requires people to spend an hour counting birds in their garden.
Around half a million people took part last year, counting more than seven million birds.
You can get involved, and see how many birds have been counted so far, here.
Our cameras captured thousands of starlings on an electricity pylon in Workington.
A spokesperson for the RSPB said a lot about starlings and their activity is still a bit of a mystery, but resting on the pylon before they go to roost probably serves some sort of social function and is part of their daily routine before they settle down for the night.
Our cameras captured thousands of starlings on an electricity pylon in Workington. The birds swooping in as dusk fell on Tuesday evening (11th November).
Locals on the Northside estate say the birds rest there every night before heading to the nearby Siddick nature reserve.
People across the region are being encouraged to do more to help garden birds.
The RSPB is launching a campaign called 'Give Nature a Home' which encourages people to put food out more food for them.
The numbers of many garden birds are continuing to fall.
Chris Collett from the RSPB was in the Lookaround studio earlier today to discuss the latest Big Garden Birdwatch results:
The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results are in and there have been some interesting changes among our most popular garden birds.Read the full story ›
The RSPB's annual Big Garden Birdwatch results are in.
Almost 5,000 Cumbrians took part in the national study which looks to monitor bird populations across the UK.
The top ten most spotted birds in our region are:
- Number 1 - House Sparrow
- Number 2 - Chaffinch
- Number 3 - Blue tit
- Number 4 - Blackbird
- Number 5 - Great tit
- Number 6 - Goldfinch
- Number 7 - Starling
- Number 8 - Coal tit
- Number 9 - Jackdaw
- Number 10 - Robin