British Wildlife

Barn owl
British farmland supports countless animal species. Here are four that are suffering mixed fortunes.
Hawfinch
The elusive hawfinch is renowned for its super-sized, super-strong bill. Discover more about the seed-splitting skills of this little bird.
Oystercatchers
Discover 6 fascinating facts about the BTO March Bird of the Month.
Road sign migratory toads crossing
Toads marching to ancestral breeding ponds are one of the UK’s greatest wildlife spectacles.
Hare in field
Here are four ways that farmers can support wildlife on their land – and be paid for it.
Fieldfare
In winter, UK thrush populations are boosted by visitors from colder climes. So where exactly do they all come from?
Badger
Badgers mate in spring, then delay producing cubs for months. But why?
Teal
Discover 6 fascinating facts about the BTO February Bird of the Month.
Pied wagtail
Why winter brings these little black-and-white beauties to town.
Bar-tailed godwit
Discover how waders use their unique bills and special sensors to detect tasty treats. 
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