All posts tagged: bird

What to do if you find a baby bird

It can be common at this time of year to see young birds sitting on the ground without any sign of their parents. However, the RSPB is asking bird lovers across the nation to resist the urge to help ‘abandoned’ fledglings, no matter how helpless they look. Each year, the RSPCA’s wildlife centres care for […]

Beautiful books for bird lovers

Birds in the Ancient World by Jeremy Mynott Published by Oxford University Press – £16.99 (new to paperback) Jeremy Mynott’s fascinating book explores the many different roles birds played in ancient Greek and Roman civilisations and how they impressed upon the imagination to influence the literature and art of the time. Using quotations from the […]

Help hedgehogs in your garden + WIN! A Seedball collection

It’s Hedgehog Awareness Week and to mark the occasion Seedball has collaborated with People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) to bring you their new Hedgehog Mix – specially created to produce a hedgehog friendly wildflower patch in your garden. All flowers in the mix – a blend of Birdsfoot Trefoil, Poppy, Red Clover, Self Heal, […]

‘Extinct’ doves hatch at Birdworld

Great news to report from Birdworld in Surrey following the announcement that two chicks from an extinct in the wild bird species have hatched at the park. Birdworld has been home to the Socorro dove for the past seven years and currently has two pairs as part of a European captive breeding programme. There are […]

Watch wild birds live for wellbeing

Spring is a busy time of year for our wild birds who are currently nest building, looking after eggs and rearing their young.  For the opportunity to connect with nature and watch some of our native species, CJ Wildlife is offering a season of live nest box webcams to view from home. Take a front-row seat and […]

Good news for our smaller garden birds

The results for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch are in and reveal good news for smaller birds who were spotted in greater numbers in our gardens across the country this year. The wildlife survey, which takes place over the last weekend in January, attracts over half a million people of all ages with almost 8 […]

RSPB Breakfast Birdwatch begins

Nature conservation charity The RSPB is inviting us to join them for a daily Breakfast Birdwatch weekdays between 8 and 9am. A time when many of us would have been on our way to work or doing the school run, we now find ourselves with an opportunity to enjoy nature in our gardens at home. […]

Breeding success for scarlet ibis in Devon

Famous for its bright red feathers, the scarlet ibis is one of the most striking birds in the world. Keepers at Paignton Zoo have successfully bred this colourful wading bird  – although the chicks are anything but scarlet at the moment. Originating from South America and the Caribbean, the scarlet ibis get their dazzling plumage from […]

Elusive bearded birds arrive in Devon

Living Coasts has welcomed some new arrivals as four bearded reedlings move from Newquay Zoo in Cornwall to the tranquil estuary habitat of its sister zoo in Devon. This small orange-brown bird with a long tail and yellowy-orange bill is found only in small pockets in the UK, mainly in the south and east. The […]

Thousands expected to flock to Birdfair 2019

One of the biggest international birding events will take place in England’s smallest county in August. Birdfair, held on the shores of Rutland Water Nature Reserve, attracts thousands of visitors from around the world each year, all passionate about bird watching, eco-tourism and wildlife conservation. Often referred to as the ‘Glastonbury of the birding world’, the […]

Rare ibis reintroduced to the wild

A group of endangered northern bald ibis made a special trip from ZSL London Zoo to Spain last week as part of an international conservation project to reintroduce them to the wild. The juvenile ibis – nicknamed Iris, Indigo, Igor and Ivan by ZSL keepers – travelled to a holding aviary in Jerez Zoo ahead of […]