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Twitcher in the Swamp

By - Peter Marren

As I write, the Discovery space shuttle flight has been postponed owing to the attractions of a bird, a kind of woodpecker called the Yellow-shafted Flicker. The flickers have been pecking holes in the insulating foam surrounding the fuel tank, causing a delay costing $100,000. Step forward the US Bird Investigation Review and Determent Team (BIRD) which specialises in this sort of emergency.

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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