Remote Seabirds Threatened by Tiny Rodents Keith Springer is a hardy and determined sort. He is also a contract-killer. But don’t let that worry you! Springer devotes his time to the preservation of wildlife and sometimes that means terminating threats to its survival. He is an expert in slaughtering small creatures which have ended up […]
Escaped Parrot Returns Home after Dramatic Rescue Research has shown that a pet can considerably improve the social skills of autistic children. Much of this research has focussed on dogs but it has now been shown that any kind of pet can be equally beneficial. Animals are so much more than pets for those who […]
Can Wild Birds Predict Earthquakes? Scientists have yet to discover a way to predict earthquakes. It is possible to identify vulnerable areas and even to pinpoint regions where an earthquake is likely. But despite extensive research, no one can yet say where and when an earthquake will occur. However, there is a great deal of […]
Where do Abandoned Parrots Go? Parrots and many other species of exotic birds are extremely appealing. Their bright colours, intelligence and ability to talk makes them look like the perfect pets. Unfortunately, many people acquire the birds without being aware of how demanding they can become. Parrots require a great deal of attention and they […]
Unique Nesting Boxes for New London Postcode Earlier this year, the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch revealed that the number of garden birds in the capital is on the decline. The most common species seem to have been gradually disappearing, however, this year the situation looked even worse due to the mild winter.
The Bird Bath that Belonged in a Museum Pensioner Ray Taylor found an old pottery bowl in his garden several years ago when he was planting rhubarb. He didn’t want it to go to waste and It looked like the ideal bird bath so he left it outside for the garden birds to use.
Black Browed Albatross Spotted in Cornwall Recently a rare visitor was spotted near Penzance in Cornwall, the once widespread Black Browed Albatross. This large sea bird, growing up to 2.5 metres in wingspan can live for 70 years and older and has been known to travel large distances following trade winds and food.
Siberian Accentors in Sunderland? The sight of a rare threesome of Siberian Accentors in Sunderland has got the Twitching World in a flurry! These very rarely seen birds have been seen in a number of places in the UK recently including Shetland, East Yorkshire and Saltburn. It’s thought that shifts in winds have brought the […]
Why Do Wild Birds Look Different in The Late Summer? A Hush can descend over your garden in late summer and that isn’t because there is less traffic on the roads! There always seem to be less birds about. Then, when you do see them, they can look a little odd. Don’t be concerned because […]
Which Birds Migrate? Some birds never move far from where they were born whereas others migrate and can travel huge distances in the process. Indeed, it is surprising just how many of the birds that you see in Britain will have migrated here to escape cold weather further north. Over 4,000 different species in the […]