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Matthew Oates, National Trust

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Michael McCarthy, The Independent

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Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist

Through a naturalist’s eyes

By - Robert Burton

"There was a charming little scene on the top of the garden fence. One Robin approached another Robin with wings quivering and took a morsel of food from its beak. This is a common enough event in the garden, or anywhere else in the bird world. At first I thought one of a newly-fledged brood of Robins was still under parental care but I don't see red very well and it took a closer look to see that the first Robin had a red breast. My interpretation should have been that I was witnessing the ritual of courtship feeding."

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist