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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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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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