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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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1 October 2014
The illegal killing of at least 11 birds of prey on one estate in Norfolk is one of the worst cases recorded in Britain
24 September 2014
Two young satellite-tagged hen harriers have vanished in Lancashire in unexplained circumstances.
22 September 2014
Manx shearwater chicks have been seen outside their nest burrows for the first time in living memory on St Agnes and Gugh, following the first year of a project to remove rats.
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