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Unlikely Avian Instagram Stars

The flamingos which inhabit a private resort in Aruba have become unlikely social media stars. The 5-star Renaissance Hotel owns a private Island where guests can spend the day. It is home to a...

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Would You Eat a Bird’s Nest?

You may have included nesting boxes in your garden and you might be lucky enough to have birds nesting in your trees and bushes. But you probably haven’t considered eating the nests! It might...

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Birds Battle for Nesting Sites

It isn’t difficult to understand why it is farmland birds which have suffered the greatest decline in number over recent decades. Intensive farming practices have meant that a huge proportion of these birds’ natural...

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Peter the Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcons are the world’s fastest birds. Able to dive at speeds of over 200 mph when pursuing their prey, the falcons are an amazing sight. Unfortunately, their impressive speed does not prevent them...

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The Problem with Protecting Birds of Prey

All birds of prey are protected in the UK. It is a criminal offence to harm or kill any species. But the law is very difficult to enforce. So difficult, in fact, that several...

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Rare Starling Spotted in Ipswich

Sometimes dedicated birdwatchers who feed the birds in their garden get the reward they deserve! A very rare rose-coloured starling has been spotted in an Ipswich garden by keen twitcher Rosie Forest. So, Rosie...

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An Ill Wind for Birds

It is vital that the right measures are put in place to protect wildlife and the environment. But sometimes our efforts to address one problem can have an adverse effect on another. There is...

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Birds and Life in the City

City life can be stressful for people but what about urban Wildlife? Studies are showing that the creatures who make our cities their home are being deeply affected by the lighting and traffic noise.