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Mallard.

Top Ten Facts: Mallard

High-flyer. The humble Mallard has been recorded flying at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour – slightly faster than the average speed of most waterfowl. While the Mallard does not typically...

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The Hawfinch Irruption

A natural event is currently taking place across Britain that is genuinely exceptional, and rather exciting for anyone with an interest in birds. Every birder is well aware of the difficulty of finding...

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Wildlife and Weather

Wildlife and Weather If you’ve been following the news, it’s likely you’ve heard about Hurricane Ophelia – the storm that’s set to sweep through the U.K. in the coming days. Climate change means more...

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The Magpie’s nidopallium

Sometimes you’re reading something and come across a word you’ve never seen before. The Eurasian magpie is considered to be among the brightest of birds, and even among the most intelligent of all...

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Yusef Samari plants a tree at St Nicholas Field helped by Jonathan Dent, Merlot,and Sheri Myler.Pic : Nigel Holland

Local Conservation Groups

Joining local conservation groups For anyone who feels like the problems in conservation are too big, and the efforts too small, to ever make a difference, I advocate joining local conservation groups. They’re...

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Berries ripe for eating

An autumn glut of Sea Buckthorn berries

The smell was sweet and sickly, infused with alcohol, and difficult to escape. We tracked it down to sea buckthorn berries, bright orange, over-ripe and ready for eating after the early November frosts....

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Bat Surveying in Stages

Bat Surveying in Stages A few weeks ago, I got the chance to go out at night and help an consultant ecologist do a bat survey. I was excited, for obvious reasons: bats...

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