Category: Birds

White Tailed Eagles Reintroduced To England

The white-tailed eagle, once driven to extinction in the UK, have now returned. The last pair of known white tailed eagles bred on Culver Cliff on the Isle of Wight in 1780, although these birds were spotted in Scotland up until around 1916. A combination of hunting and extensive habitat destruction wiped these creatures out. Now, thanks to a joint project from the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation Forestry England, they are being reintroduced back into England.

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There’s No Such Thing As Seagulls

Seagulls are a common site in the UK, especially along coastlines and in coastal towns. However, it came as a surprise to learn that there is actually no such thing as the seagull....

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Saving Yorkshire’s Turtle Doves

It’s the finest view in England, according to the author James Herriot. Sutton Bank is a breathtakingly dramatic escarpment in the North York Moors National Park, towering over the Vales of York and...

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Diminishing Dawn Chorus

The tent filled with a pre-dawn light. That cool blue that’s just light enough to encourage you to open your eyes. The type of light that my usual thick curtains shut out. It...

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Dawn Chorus In A Yorkshire Wood

It’s 4.42am on a Sunday morning in May, it’s 3 degrees Celsius and I’m strapping on my head torch before plunging into a West Yorkshire wood. I’ve explored these footpaths hundreds of times...

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