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Who says one swallow doesn't make spring?

Who says one swallow doesn't make spring?

Swallows have dark blue backs, red throats, pale under parts and long tail streamers. Here is a guide to understand the mind of a swallow.

I Can’t Feed my Favourite Bird! So What’s my Favourite Bird?

I Can’t Feed my Favourite Bird! So What’s my Favourite Bird?

So what’s my favourite bird? The swallow. Always has been and I suspect it always will be. They look good at a distance – sleek, streamlined miniature jet planes – and they look good close up –a charming red bib, eyes as big and dark as a baby seals, a beak set in a permanently benign smile, and a cheery jumble of a song that is the very definition of the word “twitter”. But it’s not how they sound or look, it’s what they do.

Veterinary work in East Africa – essential equipment

Veterinary work in East Africa – essential equipment

Working as a wildlife vet in Kenya conjures up images of helicopters, four-wheel-drive vehicles, capture guns and an army of field workers and anti-poaching rangers.

Shortlist Revealed: Vote for Britain’s National Bird

Shortlist Revealed: Vote for Britain’s National Bird

Vote for Britain’s National Bird. Be quick (closes May 7th, 2015).

Butterflies

Butterflies

Butterflies love - and indeed need - quite a lot of the things that gardeners hate...

Wouldn’t it be ‘Cool’ to Create Britain’s Biggest Nature Reserve?

Wouldn’t it be ‘Cool’ to Create Britain’s Biggest Nature Reserve?

I would honestly say that the most productive and the least threatened habitat in Britain are gardens. Every garden –no matter how small - has the potential to be a nature reserve. What’s more, add all those thousands of gardens together and it is a very big nature reserve.

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