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Military technology used to hunt down insurgents in Afghanistan has been taken up by Britain’s biggest nature conservation charity to safeguard some of the country’s rarest birds. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is using a remotely controlled drone to spy on the nests of endangered breeds and monitor the progress of […]
This osprey nest platform is at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, New Jersey. The female on the nest is in a crouched and open-winged posture soliciting copulation. The male is approaching, ready to comply. Watch the video below to see what happens next.
After struggling to survive Britain’s cold winters for more than 300 years the Egyptian goose, Alopochen aegyptiacus, is undergoing a population explosion. Once confined to a small area of Norfolk the goose is now abundant across Greater London and surrounding counties and has been reported breeding in the West Country and as far north as […]
An exotic-looking bird is thought to have overshot its migration to southern Europe and ended up in the Borders. The hoopoe arrived in Innerleithen on Sunday and was spotted outside a bed and breakfast in the town. Lesley Foster, the guest house owner, was only able to identify it thanks to bird-watchers staying with her. […]