Haith's Wildlife Blog
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.
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.
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.
Vote for Britain’s National Bird. Be quick (closes May 7th, 2015).
Butterflies love - and indeed need - quite a lot of the things that gardeners hate...
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.