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This Little Piggy Went To …

Once more unto the breach…

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Nightingale in Full Song

A European treasure. Come to SE Kazakhstan to enjoy this common spring visitor in full song. After breeding, the song disappears and is replaced by a call that is a mere hint of it’s pre-breeding euphony. Hard to see, this … Continue reading

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Bullfinch Mimicry

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05k2xc8/player Stunning video of mimicry by european Bullfinches, revealed on BBC Radio 4 The Life Science, prepared by Tim Birkhead, who wrote the wonderfully compelling well-written, entertaining and easy-to-read “Bird Sense – What It’s Like To Be A Bird”

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European Parliament Continues Support For Nature Laws

Boring but important! As it should be!  This report by Birdwatch confirms that, as the article says: “In an overwhelming vote at the European Parliament, MEPs have stood up to defend key EU nature laws which were under threat.” http://www.birdwatch.co.uk/channel/newsitem.asp?c=11&cate=__16213Continue reading

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Chernobyl Wildlife in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ)

At 1.23 in the morning of 26 April 1986 a catastrophic event began that would alter and destroy lives for years to come and change the world’s perception of nuclear safety forever.  THE CHERNOBYL DISASTER BEGAN AT REACTOR No. 4! … Continue reading

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Oilseed Rape Farming Increase = Voles Increase = Common Buzzard Increase

So that’s why there has been such an increase in Common Buzzard populations over the last 30 years in Western Europe.  Farmers turned to growing oilseed rape once it became profitable and the effects have been great for these raptors. … Continue reading

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