Birds

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Two bald eagles nested in a pine for years. A utility company tried to chop it down
The fight to save the birds’ habitat ignites old frustrations over California’s engagement with tribal communities

Maanvi Singh in Potter Valley, California

04, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Sizewell C nuclear plant will not harm the nature reserve next to it | Letter
Letter: Julia Pyke says the project is not ‘on top of’ the RSPB wetland reserve, and there will not take any land from it

02, Feb, 2023 @6:28 PM

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‘Not your usual prisoner’: police pick up swan in Plymouth
Bird ‘removed’ from harbour by a drunk man is escorted to vet in scene likened to the film Hot Fuzz

Mabel Banfield-Nwachi

02, Feb, 2023 @12:09 PM

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Pink pigeon found in New York was ‘probably dyed for gender reveal party’
Rosy-plumaged bird found wandering in city square was domestic king pigeon unable to fend for itself, wildlife group says

Adam Gabbatt

01, Feb, 2023 @2:03 PM

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Woodpeckers and wagtails: how readers enjoyed the big birdwatch
People tell us about their sightings as part of RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, with many species flourishing

Guardian readers and Alfie Packham

31, Jan, 2023 @12:49 PM

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Country diary: An unlikely haven of hedgehogs and house sparrows | Kate Bradbury
Hove, East Sussex: My slightly unloved nearby park has plenty to offer if you stay present and look closely

Kate Bradbury

31, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Work will go on for this teacher despite Wednesday’s strike | Brief letters
Brief letters: Teachers’ strike | Cryptic crossword | Radio blah blah | Pity Chipping Norton | Woodpeckers

Letters

30, Jan, 2023 @5:52 PM

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The goose whisperer: flying high with the wild geese of Norfolk
Nick Acheson has spent many hours studying wild geese. Now he’s written a book about the beauty of these birds and what they can teach us about how to live with nature

Patrick Barkham

28, Jan, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Vast flocks of female chaffinches are gone | Brief letters
Brief letters: Disappearing chaffinches | Please be our PM | Betting on a resignation | Caught out in court | Infinite age

27, Jan, 2023 @5:28 PM

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2023: share your sightings
As the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch returns for its 44th year, we would like to hear about – and see pictures of – your sightings

Guardian community team

27, Jan, 2023 @11:32 AM

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Country diary: An Arctic rarity has caused a stir | Claire Stares
Langstone, Hampshire: Hunkered down out of the wind, away from its cackling cousins, is a lone Sabine’s gull

Claire Stares

27, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Birdsong boosts mental wellbeing for 90% of people, UK poll finds
RSPB shares results as Britons encouraged to spend an hour counting birds in annual Big Garden Birdwatch

Patrick Barkham

27, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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