The high-rise threat to birdlife


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Contemporary architects just love glass and, to be fair, it is quite easy to see why. Glass makes the interior of buildings brighter and feel less claustrophobic, it also adds a twinkle to the cityscape. There is just one small problem with glass, though, and that problem is birds. Glass kills millions of birds every […]

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Investigating the colour preference of birds


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Two teenagers from Somerset have won the GSK UK Young Scientists of the Year award at the annual Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers competition. George Rabin and Ed Thurlow won their award after conducting a study of garden birds. The duo wanted to investigate which colour birds are most attracted to and the […]

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Animal Cafes – A Real Hoot?


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If you love animals, then you have probably noticed the trend for animal cafes. More and more of these establishments are springing up all over the world giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy their tea or coffee in the company of a variety of furry friends. Most of these cafes feature cats and dogs but […]

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

What Not to feed Garden Birds


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What Not to feed Garden Birds Many garden birds will struggle to find enough food this winter. You can help them to survive by providing good sources of nutrition. You will find the high-quality bird foods that you need right here at Little Peckers. You might also wish to offer your feathered visitors some leftovers. […]

Friday, January 6th, 2017

London Zoo and Bird Flu


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London Zoo Closes Bird Exhibits To Protect Against Avian Flu London Zoo has closed its walk-through bird enclosures, including that of the much loved penguins, to ensure that the birds do not contract a virulent strain of avian flu. The free-flying bird displays have also been cancelled and the zoo’s chickens have been moved inside.

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Micro Plastics and Sea Birds


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How Human Garbage is Killing Seabirds The Midway Atoll is one of the largest protected areas for wildlife on the planet. This remote area is home to only 40 people and so should represent a haven for the seabirds which call it home. At first sight that is exactly what it is. But many birds […]

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Someone Killing Birds of Prey In Northern Ireland


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Bids of Prey Targeted in Northern Ireland A shocking 44 birds of prey have been confirmed as having been shot, trapped or poisoned in Northern Ireland between 2009 and 2014. Unfortunately, these numbers may only be the tip of a very unpleasant iceberg as many such incidents may not have been discovered or reported. Some […]

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Wild Birds and Landmark Buildings


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Landmark Buildings are a Death Trap for Wild Birds The skylines of the world’s great cities are now dominated by impressive glass facades. Architects just love using glass and these buildings certainly create more exciting skylines whilst improving the natural light for those who work in them.

Thursday, November 10th, 2016