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The need for species conservation has never been greater. Despite notable successes in improving the fortunes of a number of bird species, more are being forced onto the list of those that need attention, both globally and in the UK. If we want to have a
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A corn bunting's cornucopia
The original bunting... Corn buntings are farmland specialists, found mainly in cereal growing areas, where they nest on the ground, typically in thick grass or cereal crops. Once upon a time, the word ‘bunting’ was used to endearingly describe a plump or thickset person. It is easy to see...
22 Feb 2011
Falling in the fields
Turtle Doves A glimmer of hope? After receiving numerous complaints regarding the depressing content of my blog and several wishes for a post about a species which we can feel positive about. One which we can sit back, with our feet up, and feel secure in the knowledge that in the International year...
13 Aug 2010
Silence in the skies
Skylarks : UK Priority Species The superb, soaring, melodious flight of the skylark Alauda arvensis, the harbinger of sunshine, is an increasingly rare sound across the UK, and not just because of our bad weather. Skylark populations are declining in almost all countries of northern and western Europe...
25 Jun 2010
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