The birds' beauty belies their often menacing and destructive nature
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Monday 18 June 2012
The chirruping of the cockney sparra was once commonplace, but now, ten years since a study found that the bird was on the verge of extinction in the capital, charities are calling on Londoners to help save it.
Monday 04 June 2012
Flight Lieutenant Alex Cassie was one of the forgers whose painstaking work made possible the Second World War prison camp break-out that became known as "The Great Escape."
Thursday 31 May 2012
A great white egret chick has hatched in England, making a new breeding bird record for the UK, Natural England has said.
Saturday 05 May 2012
This musician-turned-naturalist finds via his fieldwork that calls and cries can be matter of wild life and death.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
1 Bresser Junior Kids
These children's binoculars have a tempered-glass finish, so the lens won't break if they slip from little fingers, and x6 magnification.
Sunday 18 December 2011
Populations of the festive favourite soar, but not so for its fellow red-breasts
Friday 19 August 2011
Concern for the fate of Britain's migratory birds has deepened with the disclosure that eight out of the 10 most rapidly declining UK bird species are our summer visitors from Africa.
Sunday 15 May 2011
Friday 06 May 2011
The hottest April on record has made it hard for some garden birds to find food to rear their chicks, wildlife experts have warned.
Saturday 19 March 2011
Sunday 13 February 2011
When I was small, my grandma tried to teach me to crochet. The memory of the ensuing "Cant do it!" tantrum remains embarrassingly vivid. If, like me, the idea of making your own appeals, but the sight of needles makes you sweat, read on...
Sunday 23 January 2011
Tuesday 14 December 2010
A British conservationist has become the first individual to view all 32 of the extraordinarily beautiful family of birds know as Pittas in the space of one year, as part of a drive to save many of them from extinction.
Sunday 12 December 2010
Dan Haywood is a PSOW (poet/singer/ornithologist/whatever) and this epic 32-song album arises from the labour of slogging around rural Scotland, checking out the birds and meditating on the strangeness of life.
Saturday 20 November 2010
Emergency call 'started off dumb, but got pretty serious'
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Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
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- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo