Author: James Common

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Top 10 Facts: Long-eared Owl

For more from the author of this post, you can check out his personal blog to read other posts in the ‘Top 10 Facts’ series. Among these, articles on the Tawny Owl, Mallard,...

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Willow Tit

Top 10 Facts: Willow Tit

Late discovery. The Willow Tit and the much more abundant Marsh tit are incredibly difficult to tell apart, even by professional birders. They are so similar, in fact, that they were once mistakenly...

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Goosanders come under fire in Scotland, once again

Discussions regarding the impact of predators – particularly Cormorants and Goosanders – upon fish stocks are not uncommon in my family. This is due to one particular family members prevailing interest in angling,...

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Top 10 Facts: Lords and Ladies

Unwelcome guests. In Theatrum Botanicum, published in 1629 by John Parkinson, the author lists two recipes for Wild Arum (otherwise known as Lords and Ladies), suggesting that small pieces of the root can...

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Yew tree

Top 10 Facts about the Yew

Historic significance. One of the oldest wooden artefacts ever discovered by modern humans was made from Yew – a spearhead found in Essex dated at approximately 450,000 years of age. This particular spearhead was...

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