Birds

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The heat is on: from the Arctic to Africa, wildlife is being hit hard by climate chaos
Global heating affects fertility, immunity and behaviour – often with lethal results – and the problems are getting worse

Phoebe Weston

22, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: two mute swans are serene in the falling darkness
Water-cum-Jolly, Derbyshire: In this shadowy and claustrophobic setting, their reflections are like quavering bars of light

Mark Cocker

19, Oct, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Norfolk white-tailed eagle reintroduction project cancelled
Cancellation follows reports local estate owners were worried about predator’s impact on other birds

Helena Horton

18, Oct, 2021 @12:36 PM

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One in five of Europe’s bird species slipping towards extinction
Exclusive: ‘Red list’ report finds 30% of native species in decline due to loss of habitat, intensive farming and climate crisis

Phoebe Weston

13, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Birdwatch: bandit-masked nuthatch has a great party trick
Tree-hugger with a ‘don’t mess with me’ expression can be found – uniquely – walking down

Stephen Moss

13, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Country diary: the autumn arrivals are swelling in number now
Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex: It’s almost springlike in the trees with all the birdsong, but the marshes are filling with greylag geese, teal and wigeon

Rob Yarham

12, Oct, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Windermere wildlife faces another threat – Lake District tourism | Letters
Letter: The dumping of untreated sewage is harmful, but so too are people’s activities on the water, notes Karen Lloyd

Letters

11, Oct, 2021 @5:23 PM

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Consternation in New Zealand as native bat included in bird of the year poll
Winged mammal is the first non-bird to be included in the beloved annual poll, which has been running for 16 years

Tess McClure in Christchurch

11, Oct, 2021 @4:06 AM

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‘Tiny little balls of pure joy’: why the superb fairywren took our 2021 Australian bird of the year
With their glorious blue plumage, these common urban birds have been a comfort while we’ve been at home during the pandemic

Angela Heathcote

08, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Superb fairywren crowned 2021 Australian bird of the year winner in hotly contested vote
Beloved small bird known for its polyamory and shared household labour narrowly beats tawny frogmouth and gang-gang cockatoo in Guardian Australia/Birdlife Australia poll

Lisa Cox

08, Oct, 2021 @4:10 AM

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Superb fairywren crowned winner of Australian #BirdoftheYear poll – as it happened
Tiny bird triumphs after more than 450,000 votes were cast

Lisa Cox

08, Oct, 2021 @2:09 AM

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‘The water used to be up to your armpits’: birds starve as Turkey’s lakes dry up
Drought, rising temperatures and poor farming practices are taking a devastating toll on the country’s wildlife

Liz Cookman and Emre Caylak

07, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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