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A familiar sight with its pointed wings and long tail, hovering beside a roadside verge. Numbers of kestrels declined in the 1970s, probably as a result of changes in farming and so it is included on ... More...
Kingfishers are small unmistakable bright blue and orange birds of slow moving or still water. They fly rapidly, low over water, and hunt fish from riverside perches, occasionally hovering above the w... More...
A gentle looking, medium-sized gull with a small yellow bill and a dark eye. It has a grey back and is white underneath. Its legs are short and black. In flight the black wing-tips show no white, unli... More...
The knot is a dumpy, short-legged, stocky wading bird. In winter, It is grey above and white below; in summer the chest, belly and face are brick-red. In flight, it shows a pale rump and a faint wing-... More...
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2 September 2014
Common sense has prevailed as the Airports Commission rules out an airport in the Thames Estuary.
1 September 2014
As the world mourns the passing of the passenger 100 years ago, we're reminding everyone that our very own turtle dove could be heading for oblivion
18 August 2014
A pair of glossy ibises have brought a touch of the Mediterranean to our Frampton Marsh reserve this summer
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