NEWS AND COMMENT-NORTH KOREA: If you read the news daily as I do, it is hard to miss the news coming out of North Korea… Read More »Starving North Koreans are eating black swans to survive
In a race from Peterborough to the north-east of England, it has been estimated that 40% of the 9,000 pigeons taking part have failed to… Read More »Unprecedented phenomenon: thousands of racing pigeons have not returned home
This is another story of the dysfunctionality in the relationship between humans and animals. The kea or alpine parrot is considered to be intelligent, mischievous… Read More »New Zealand’s kea escaped to the mountains to avoid being shot at by people?
Seagulls are pretty bold at the seaside. I guess they are habituated to humans. There have been some examples of animal cruelty directed at seagulls… Read More »Man throws left jab at seagull trying to get his prawns
Dr. Mya-Rose Craig, 19, the now famous twitcher who was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bristol after becoming the youngest person in… Read More »Sexism in birding: pictures of male birds more prominent than those of female birds
This is a great photograph. We know seagulls are particularly competitive and fearless when they want to grab some human food at the seaside. There… Read More »Seagull grabbing herring from eating man
Europe’s griffon vulture population had declined from 1000 in 1952 to a colony of 100 near Bosa in Sardinia by 2015. The stark drop in… Read More »Sardinia’s griffon vulture makes comeback because of carrion cafés
Yes, peregrine falcons are protected in the UK by law. An excellent example of that protection is currently published in today’s The Times newspaper. Network… Read More »Are peregrine falcons protected in the UK?
In the UK it is illegal under wildlife laws to cut down trees and bushes in which birds are nesting. When a developer is planning… Read More »Housebuilders wrap bushes in netting to stop birds nesting
The regent honeyeater is a very attractive Australian songbird. For thousands of years and for generation after generation they have sung beautifully to attract females.… Read More »A bird which is becoming extinct because it is losing its culture
A person writes: ‘Saw these ducklings cuddling because of the cold weather today’. I think the photo is great. Nature creating a beautiful arrangement naturally.… Read More »Amazing picture of ducklings cuddling in cold weather
The RSPB runs an annual garden birdwatching survey which anyone can participate in and they report the birds that they spot in their back garden… Read More »RSPB annual birdwatch count is much higher because of coronavirus lockdowns
Garden birds don’t like gardens (backyard in America) to be too tidy. “[Birds] need a slightly messy space. They need leaf litter, a bit of… Read More »Garden birds prefer gardens to be a bit messy in order to thrive
In the UK it is a crime to intentionally kill or injure birds of prey under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, with a sentence… Read More »Buzzards allegedly intentionally killed in Kneeton, Nottinghamshire
Research has discovered why woodpeckers don’t get their beaks stuck in the tree that they are pecking when digging around for grubs or making a… Read More »Woodpeckers don’t get their beaks stuck for this reason
A GERMAN VILLAGE NEAR DETMOLD: Hans Dieter Neuber, 82, is a lucky man. Every day he receives a visit from Sigrid, a beautiful hen in… Read More »Chicken lays egg for man daily in return for food
There are rules governing the keeping of hens in the UK in order to minimise the possibility of an outbreak of bird flu occurring in… Read More »Samantha Cameron’s hens broke bird flu rules
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) tells me that the population of UK wintering great white egrets is 35. This means the… Read More »Great white egret no longer rare in the UK due to global warming?
NEWS AND COMMENT: Defra is planning to cull wild parakeets in Britain. They are an invasive species but I don’t see the need to cull… Read More »Plans to cull Britain’s parakeets is unnecessary at this time