Birds

Article image
​Fossilised long-legged giant penguin identified as new species
Skeleton found by children in New Zealand helps fill in gaps in natural history

Sofia Quaglia

16, Sep, 2021 @11:59 AM

Article image
Country diary: vignettes of life across the moor
Bodmin Moor, Cornwall: A walk reveals past and present pursuits of man, and creatures wild and tame

Virginia Spiers

16, Sep, 2021 @8:04 AM

Article image
Country diary: clouds of chattering sand martins swirl above our heads
Pagham Harbour, West Sussex: It is thought that seven pairs of cattle egrets have nested and at least 10 young have fledged here

Rob Yarham

14, Sep, 2021 @4:30 AM

Article image
‘You bloody fool’: Australian talking duck can imitate speech
The first documented instance of ducks being able to mimic sounds has researchers reviewing the evolution of vocal language learning in birds

Donna Lu

07, Sep, 2021 @2:46 AM

Article image
Electric fences found to protect beach-nesting birds from dog-walkers
Measures at Holme-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, hailed a success after strong breeding season and return of flora

Helena Horton

06, Sep, 2021 @12:15 PM

Article image
Country diary: a rocky road to a view of the estuary
Afon Mawddach, Gwynedd: The route seems unreasonably steep, and in my memory the lane was much shorter

John Gilbey

06, Sep, 2021 @4:30 AM

Article image
How a Tahoe refuge saved owls, coyotes and raccoons from wildfire
Wildfires take a devastating toll on local animals. A Lake Tahoe refuge made sure its creatures didn’t suffer the same fate

Gabrielle Canon in South Lake Tahoe

05, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

Article image
A little bird told me: how a magpie taught me I could be a father
Charlie Gilmour never wanted to have children – his father had abandoned him at six months and he feared he’d do the same. But then a magpie came into his life and changed everything

Charlie Gilmour

04, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

Article image
Taronga zoo lyrebird perfectly mimics the ear-splitting wail of a crying baby
A superb lyrebird named Echo has also perfected the Sydney zoo’s fire alarm, complete with the ‘evacuate now’ announcement

Donna Lu

02, Sep, 2021 @10:04 AM

Article image
Geese, seals and sky: a wildlife stay on a remote Essex island
Horsey Island, which can only be reached around low tide, hosts a solitary cottage that gives visitors the chance to sample its peace and sense of mystery

Carol Donaldson

02, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

Article image
Country diary: a sea eagle sits in the mist, medieval and unreal
Hoar Oak Water, Exmoor: The signs were there that something magical was about to happen, and it did

Sara Hudston

02, Sep, 2021 @4:30 AM

Article image
Did you know birds use tools? Did you know some birds make their own tools?! | First Dog on the Moon
Sometimes when I go to Bunnings there are sparrows inside there

First Dog on the Moon

02, Sep, 2021 @1:19 AM

1 / 362 pages