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Here are some facts about the arctic skua (Stercorarius parasiticus), a predatory seabird that is often seen a long way from the Arctic. It is also known in North America as the parasitic jaeger.
Here is a short account of the meadow pipit, a bird that is often seen and heard in upland areas of the United Kingdom, especially in summer.
The yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava) is a slim and graceful bird that is recognisable from its bright yellow summer colouring and its characteristic running movements with tail and head wagging.
The pied wagtail is a familiar British bird that is not shy of people and can often be seen hopping about on lawns, bowling greens, etc.
When most people think of Chickadees they think of “Black-capped chickadees”, but in fact there are many other types of this wonderful little bird. Although they are grouped together with birds of the “tit” family, we will refer here to birds given the common name of “Chick...
Tropical rainforests and places with warm climates are home to many exotic and some of the most gorgeously colored birds in the world. Here are some of them.
The one thing which makes birds different from all other animals and humans is that they can FLY.The flight of a bird was an inspiration for many inventors who could later create planes and helicopters. The Beautiful Feathers of the birds attract the observers most .Let's learn more...
House martins are familiar summer birds in Britain and northern Europe. They have become well adapted to living in close proximity to people.
Conservationists around the globe are puzzled by the disappearance of migratory songbirds. The development has triggered widespread investigations into possible causes of the worrying trend.
Spring "springs" in different ways depending upon the location. On or near a river, pond or lake, it's all about the migratory birds that return to build new nests and start breeding anew.
The swallow (Hirundo rustica) is a familiar and welcome sight in temperate latitudes as a harbinger of spring after a long winter. It has entered common parlance in proverbs such as “One swallow does not make a summer”, but a summer without swallows swooping about would be unthink...
The green woodpecker (Picus viridis) is easily the largest of the three species of woodpecker that breed in the United Kingdom. They are not always easy to see, partly because of their green colouring but also because they have a habit of moving out of sight when they become aware of ...
The cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) needs to be distinguished from its smaller cousin the shag, despite Christopher Isherwood’s famous lines that begin: “The common cormorant, or shag, lays eggs inside a paper bag.” Isherwood was wrong on both counts; it isn’t, and it doesn’...
The pochard (Aythya ferina), also known as the common pochard, is a diving duck that is found throughout most of Europe except the far north.
When you feed the back yard birds, you should be economical and vigilant. Otherwise, your investment could be wasted upon unwanted visitors. Squirrels and Black Birds are my two "most unwanted" backyard visitors. I'll explain how I deal with both. You may not agree but, what works...
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