Tag Archives: UK Nature

Trying To Show Sympathy

This poor hunter is being victimised… Apparently, according to this article in The Press & Journal (Aberdeen), this poor chap has been prevented from enjoying his lifelong bird-slaughtering-for-fun relaxation by saboteurs in the form of birdwatchers at a Moray Scotland … Continue reading

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The debt we all owe to the humble wasp

What is the point of wasps? Is their sole purpose to harass human beings trying to enjoy a nice summer? Good question, says Simon Barnes, and the answer is a resounding “no”. If you’re a gardener, the wasp is your … Continue reading

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Coquet Island Live Video

I saw this report of Coquet Island’s Roseate Terns Live Feed at BirdGuides website It shows a preview of a live feed under the title Coquet Island goes LIVE 21/05/2016 ! – A sneaky peak  

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Martens to curb grey squirrels in UK?

I saw this interesting article in The Week recently “Britain’s red squirrels have been in decline ever since grey squirrels was introduced from North America in the 1870s – but now research suggests they could be saved by another threatened … Continue reading

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Unbelievable Sparrowhawks!

How do Sparrowhawks fly and hunt like this? And how do humans capture it on video like this? Two more of nature’s mysteries…

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Mother Nature’s Delicate Balance

This BBC article says: Conservationists believe they have identified the cause of a decline in numbers of a rare duck. In the UK, common scoters breed at only a few locations in the Flow Country of Caithness and Sutherland and … Continue reading

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Media Hyperbole

How to sell newspapers: http://www.discoverwildlife.com/british-wildlife/wildlife-scare-stories?utm_source=AppleNews&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=AppleNews If the press, in this case UK’s Dailies: Express, Mail and Telegraph, contrive to twist the facts to sell newspapers, what do they do with the serious stuff?  That’s a rhetorical question; we all know … Continue reading

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