British Wildlife 35.6 May 2024

The Strawberry Tree

Identifying a bird meant watching closely for the shape of tail feathers, the colour of legs, the degree of mottling in breast plumage, or a silhouette cast against the sky. What I never learned was how to identify birds by their calls.


Pádraic Fogarty describes a pioneering project to record the vocalisations of every species of bird in Ireland.

Small mustelid tracks: a guide to identification Ash Dieback in woodland nature reserves
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