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Smaller than snipe with a shorter bill. It is a secretive bird and when approached it tends to crouch down, relying on its camouflaged plumage, only flying at the last minute. It will fly low and rapi... More...
This is a small, black crow with a distinctive silvery sheen to the back of its head. The pale eyes are also noticeable.... More...
Although they are the most colourful members of the crow family, jays are actually quite difficult to see. They are shy woodland birds, rarely moving far from cover. The screaming call usually lets yo... More...
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7 March 2014
Burning, drainage and other forms of intensive land management in England’s iconic peat-covered hills are threatening to create a series of environmental catastrophes, says the RSPB.
26 February 2014
The UK needs to push forward an ambitious programme of cutting edge science if we are to save some of our most threatened species.
19 February 2014
The RSPB has responded to the decision today (Wed, Feb 19) to withdraw plans for an expansion to the London Array offshore wind farm.
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