Seagulls in Cornwall inspire hate campaign


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People have always had a difficult relationship with seagulls. The birds are persistent and daring in their search for food and this brings them into close contact with humans – very close contact! Gulls swooping to steal chips and ice cream are common sights and the birds are now hated by the residents and business […]

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Rare bird book fetches $9.6 million at auction


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A first edition of John James Audubon’s famed The Birds of America has sold at Christie’s for $9.6 million and was purchased by an anonymous buyer. The book features more than 400 hand-coloured illustrations and over 1000 different birds. It is one of just 13 that is thought to remain in the hands of a […]

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Why birds don’t have teeth


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Have you ever wondered why birds don’t have teeth? Maybe you hadn’t thought about it! The study of ancient fossils has revealed that the ancestors of modern-day birds did have teeth. So where did they go? Scientists have long believed that birds evolved into toothless creatures to aid their powers of flight as the absence […]

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Birds Join the Property Ladder


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We all have ambitions to work our way up the property ladder but a family of blackbirds in Penrtih, Cumbria have taken this concept rather literally! The birds have chosen a ladder as their home and have created one of the most surprising and incredible examples of nest building that you will ever see!

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Parrots learn to use Alexa


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The latest technology is supposed to make our lives easier but sometimes things don’t quite work out that way! Amazon’s Alexa voice control system enables you to perform a variety of tasks including ordering your shopping, requesting information and controlling the lighting in your home. That’s really cool until your parrot learns how to interact […]

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

New Fossil Evidence on Birds’ Beak Development


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  In what was once a fascinating and strange turn of events, scientists have pieced together the skull of a rather peculiar ancient bird, revealing a primitive beak lined with teeth. It is thought that this “transitional” bird gives us a clearer picture of a crucial and pivotal point in the course of the development […]

Thursday, June 21st, 2018