Birds

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How the light gets in on the darkest days | Brief letters
Brief letters: Leonard Cohen’s Anthem | Champagne socialists | Betting on high blood pressure | Relatives at Wimbledon | Country diary’s play on words

03, Jul, 2022 @4:28 PM

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‘Kiwi can’t defend themselves’: New Zealand wrestles with how to save an icon
Training programmes for working dogs and pets are aimed at protecting the flightless bird’s dwindling numbers, but they come at a cost

Eva Corlett in Mamaku

02, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Could nuclear plant ruin Suffolk haven for avocets, bitterns and harriers?
Sizewell C proposal will power 6m homes but could pose a threat to Minsmere nature reserve, the RSPB’s jewel in the crown

Robin McKie Science editor

02, Jul, 2022 @1:32 PM

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Country diary: A crepuscular date with a dancing silhouette
Thursley Common, Surrey: I’ve entered a shadowy half-world in the hope of hearing the strange churr and clap of a nightjar

Lev Parikian

02, Jul, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Rare wild ancestors of domestic pigeon found on Scottish islands
Small populations of wild rock doves discovered in places including Outer Hebrides

Mark Brown

01, Jul, 2022 @3:04 PM

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Country diary: Dawn light gilds the fells as a lone ring ouzel sings
Great End, Cumbria: Disturbance, predation, grazing patterns and climate change all pose a threat to the ‘mountain blackbird’

Carey Davies

28, Jun, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: Reaching out to the starlings on the wire
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire: They are angry and agitated. As they shout this to the world, they bring me out of my four walls

Josie George

27, Jun, 2022 @4:30 AM

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The palm cockatoo should be Brisbane Olympics mascot – imagine a stadium full of big crested hats and drumming on seats | Andrew Stafford
Games recognition could spur conservation action for the birds lovingly known as ‘rockatoos’ for their punk mohawks, vocal dexterity and percussive talents

Andrew Stafford

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Ready for takeoff: curlews from eggs rescued at airfields set for release
Nearly 100 birds are being ‘headstarted’ to boost numbers as species vanishes from lowland England

Patrick Barkham

25, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Country diary: Avian flu is devastating the seabirds of the Northern Isles
Birsay, Orkney: This catastrophe has global significance – at this time of year, Scotland hosts 46% of the world’s northern gannets

Cal Flyn

25, Jun, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Forget Me Not by Sophie Pavelle review – a fan letter to Britain’s unsung species
From overdressed hares to furious falcons … an impassioned study of wildlife under threat that still manages to inspire hope

Amy-Jane Beer

24, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Red kite chicks sent from England to Spain to boost ailing numbers
Conservationists who re-established the raptors in the UK with birds from Spain are now returning the favour

Patrick Barkham

24, Jun, 2022 @5:01 AM

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