An Extract from Winter: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons

10 November 2016 // Birds //Books

Words: Janet Willoner In the west the winter sky is streaked with cirrus clouds that look as if they have been combed across the heavens by a giant hand. A weak sun filters through as it sinks towards the horizon, turning them a gentle peach. In the east the sky is clear, a cold cerulean […]

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Birds of The Fenlands, 1972

9 November 2016 // Birds //Film/TV

Please enable Javascript to watch this video From Britain on Film available on BFI Player

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Matt’s Bird of the Week

7 November 2016 // Art //Birds //Books //Matt Sewell //Matt's Bird of the Week

A Pitying of Turtle Doves By Matt Sewell The turtle dove is very much on trend this season; it’s the soft pastel layers with the graphic detailing. Oh so cool, but also so very rare – and becoming rarer. It is looking very possible that this beautiful dove will be extinct from the UK in […]

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Matt’s Bird of the Week

25 October 2016 // Art //Birds //Books //Matt Sewell //Matt's Bird of the Week

An Unkindness of Ravens by Matt Sewell I ain’t no sucker for punishment but I’d love a raven to be 
unkind to me – go on and give me a dead leg! Tell me I can’t
 draw! I wouldn’t really want them picking the flesh off my cold dead bones but to spend a bit […]

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Matt’s Bird of the Week

16 October 2016 // Birds //Books //Matt Sewell //Matt's Bird of the Week

A Skein of Geese By Matt Sewell When geese are padding about on webbed feet or chasing you for scraps of bread they are known as a gaggle, which although quite obvious and sweet is also quite apt. More impressively, though, when they are sighted high in the autumn sky, they soar onwards in the […]

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