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In this section
Can swallows stay in the air for 2 years?
Swallows can cover over 200 miles a day - but is it true they never land?
What plants are best for wildlife? Do different colour feeders attract different birds? Find out more.
Bird identification and sightings
Seen something rare or unusual? Struggling to identify a bird you can't recognise? Our team of experts are here to help!
Breeding birds, nests, eggs and songs
When is it safe to cut your hedge? How long does it take baby birds to fledge? Your bird breeding questions.
Which direction do birds fly in autumn? Do starlings migrate? Find out about fantastic flights and amazing journeys.
What types of bird of prey fly in groups?
Which raptors hunt in small groups? Why do you see large groups of birds of prey together?
Folklore and myths
Do skylarks sing to attract insects? What is a Mavis? Find out the answers to these fascinating questions, and more.