An extract from As Kingfishers Catch Fire

10 July 2017 // Birds //Books

An extract from As Kingfishers Catch Fire, by Alex Preston and Neil Gower. (Corsair, hardback, 280 pages. Published 17 July and available to preorder here.) You don’t watch barn owls, you encounter them. It was a cold, clear February afternoon and Neil and I were walking back from Camber Castle across the mudflats of Rye […]

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Curlew Calling

26 May 2017 // Birds //Books

Curlew Calling is a collection of essays and poems edited by Karen Lloyd and published by Numenious Press, raising money for direct curlew restoration projects. Find below Karen Lloyd‘s introduction to the book. Details of how to purchase can be found at the bottom of the page. Photo: Tony Cross It’s sometimes surprising where poetry […]

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BBC Radio 4 on International Dawn Chorus Day

6 May 2017 // Birds //Radio

Songbirds Special Stamps issued by Royal Mail to coincide with IDCD 2017 Tim Dee reveals how Radio 4 will be marking this year’s International Dawn Chorus Day: For six-and-a-half hours tonight – from 0030 until 0700 on the 7th May – BBC Radio 4 is priming its transmitters and turning over its schedule to eavesdrop […]

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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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