I received an interesting phone call today from the local newspaper. They knew that I was active in the “bird world” and that I raised parrots. They presented me with an interesting question: “What is a Calling Bird” and “How much does it cost to get one?
Tenerife in the Canary Islands has many resident and migratory species of birds that can be seen there.
To the casual observer, the dunnock or 'hedge sparrow' is just a small brown bird. In fact, all too often it's overlooked. But the dunnock has one of the oddest mating behaviours found in any bird.
The robin is a particular favourite among bird lovers; everyone enjoys the attentions of this familiar redbreast in the garden during the winter. But despite receiving human help, many perish
The complete guide to British birds continues with a look at the various species of diving ducks that inhabit the British Isles. Diving ducks primarily feed by diving beneath the surface, as opposed to the dabbling ducks.
Facts and information about the amazing Red Kite, a fascinating British bird of prey.
Iceland is a preferred destination for tourists to watch and study birds closely. A large variety of spectacular birds use the coastal line and cliffs of this island for breeding and as a stop over.
Red Kites are native to Great Britain but it wasn't that long ago this beautiful bird of prey nearly became extinct. Thanks to conservation in Wales and breeding in England, we can now see these majestic birds soaring through our skies.
The complete guide to British birds continues with a look at the different species of swans and geese that either live in Britain permanently or spend a part of the year here.
Blue and great tits are delightful to watch as they peck away at food in the most awkward of positions, survive in spite of intense competition for nest sites, starvation in winter and predators...