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Through a naturalist’s eyes

By - Robert Burton

What is the secret of the Blackbird's success? As I write this, broods are leaving their nests and squawking fledglings are recieving meals from overworked parents. Meanwhile, other adults are bickering over boundaries or building new nests. The garden is full of Blackbirds, but I see only a lone Song Thrush or Mistle Thrush once in a while.

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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