British Wildlife

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Dominic Couzens shares his top tips for enjoying the dawn chorus this spring. Set your alarm early to hear it in full – and make sure it’s an experience not a tutorial. 
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There’s something about badger watching that heightens the senses. You sit quietly in the fading light, the calm punctuated only by snatches of birdsong, the breeze and bustlings in the undergrowth, willing those stripy black-and-white noses to appear.
You might think that the exotic-looking seahorse lives only in exotic seas, but Britain's coastal waters are home to not one but two species. Now a new video from The Seahorse Trust introduces the charming denizens of Dorset's Studland Bay and highlights the work being carried out to conserve them.
David Lindo, The Urban Birder, atop Tower 42
Over the years, you will accumulate great memories of days in the field, so to whet your appetite, here are my top 10 birding moments.  
David Lindo, The Urban Birder
So, you’ve learned the basics about British birds and know where your local patch is, how to use your binoculars and the correct birding lingo. But now you want to spread your wings and go birding overseas.
David Lindo, the Urban Birder
You’re sitting in a hide and overhear other birders talking. The conversation ranges from ‘LRPs’ and ‘roosting Leos’ and you scratch your chin as you try to decipher their code – welcome to the world of birding jargon.  
Kestrels article spread
Once Britain’s most common bird of prey, the kestrel has suffered an alarming decline in recent years. Charlie Elder finds out if the motorway falcon is on the verge of a crisis.  
The Urban Birder David Lindo shares his birdwatching tips
‘Twitching’ divides opinion more than almost anything else in the wildlife world. Some birders hate being considered a twitcher, while those in the ‘fraternity’ are proud of their pursuit. So what is twitching, and is it something you want to get involved in?
The waxwings are coming. In fact, they are already here. Thousands of them.
Brits and their birds article page
More than any other nationality, the British are passionate about birds. Stephen Moss chooses 25 species and defining moments that reveal how these fascinating creatures have inspired our culture and turned us into a nation of birdwatchers.
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