Tag Archives: non-passerine

Mallards

Originally posted on Ann Novek( Luure)–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:
  Text from RSPB: The mallard is a large and heavy looking duck. It has a long body and a long and broad bill.…

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Emerging disease threat to poultry?

My fellow blogger MottledThrush tells us about a new strain of avian pox in wild birds in Britain. Could this be a new threat to poultry? Avian pox (Avipoxvirus) can infect many bird species. For Britain, Birdwatch magazine tells us … Continue reading

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EU makes feathered friends

Eivind Burkow at the Coastal House tells us how the the European Union (EU) attempts to reduce the accidental catching of birds during sea fishing. I so hope this will be a success. As you know I like to buy … Continue reading

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Red-legged partridges

Yesterday I wrote about the grey partridge (Perdix perdix). That species is native here in Britain but it’s become rare. There’s another kind of partridge here too. The red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) was introduced in the 18th century so that … Continue reading

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Democracy works for buzzards, forests and badgers

Yesterday I wrote how a daft plan to interfere with buzzards (Buteo buteo) was abandoned after a public outcry. Not long after that a daft plan to sell off our national forests also was abandoned. Today timr6 at Green Living … Continue reading

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Buzzards and pheasants

A few months ago, a proposal to protect pheasant farming by removing buzzards was so rapidly abandoned that I never even saw it on the mainstream news. You may recall how I wrote about the pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) being reared … Continue reading

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Game season for pheasant and woodcock

As you know I don’t shoot, hunt or fish. But I’ve no problem with people killing for fun. Whatever you or I may think of the field sports industries, they contribute to conservation in our British countryside. For a while … Continue reading

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