Author: Little Peckers

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Chicken Run – The Latest Chicken News!

Apropos of nothing in particular, we thought we would bring you up to date with the latest chicken related news! You might be surprised to hear that any matters pertaining to poultry have hit...

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Bountiful Berries in 2017

In recent years, there has been a trend for berries appearing earlier on plants and hedgerows. Climate change is certainly behind the early fruiting but this year, a warm, dry spring followed by a...

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Why Feeding Ducks Can be Dangerous

Most of us will have happy memories of feeding the ducks when we were kids. Youngsters love visiting the local pond to see the wildlife, but sadly, not all trips to the park end...

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Counting Bird’s Nests

When I was very young, my mother was working full time and I was often cared for by our elderly neighbours. They became close friends of the family and I considered the couple to...

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Disappearing Golden Eagles

The stories haven’t rivalled North Korea’s nuclear testing for media coverage. But the suspicious disappearance of hen harriers over Scottish grouse moors has hit the headlines recently. Several tagged birds have been added to...

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Hen Harrier Disappears in Scotland

A hen harrier has disappeared in what have been described as suspicious circumstances. Calluna is a female harrier which was fitted with a satellite tag earlier this year. The bird was last seen on...

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World’s First Floating Aviary

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation organisation which works to save precious wetlands. It takes its wetland expertise around the world in an attempt to rescue endangered species from the edge...

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Why You Should Cherish Your Caterpillars

More than half of all UK households provide food for garden birds. But many species are still struggling in urban areas. One of these is the blue tit. Studies have revealed that blue tits...

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Why Commercial Fishing Threatens Seabirds

It is becoming common knowledge that the populations of British Seabirds are diminishing. The birds have been impacted by a variety of issues including climate change, pollution, loss of habitat and wind farms. But...