birds

See the winning and shortlisted images from the third Bird Photographer of the Year competition.
Roseate terns on Coquet Island
118 pairs of roseate terns successfully raised chicks on RSPB Coquet Island after introduction of specially designed housing.
Mole crickets have been seen in Britain for the first time in decades
Entomologists celebrate the news of mole crickets in the New Forest, and call for a national recovery plan.
The three birds were taken as chicks from the Scottish Highlands
Conservationists have translocated three golden eagle chicks in a groundbreaking project, despite fears of persecution.
Roseate terns are the rarest breeding seabird in the UK
Roseate terns have successfully raised chicks on The Skerries for the first time in more than a decade.
One of the osprey chicks
The two young ospreys were named in a public vote, and have been fitted with GPS trackers.
Birds of the Photo Ark is an exploration of birds from around the world by acclaimed photographer Joel Sartore, and includes hundreds of species, from tiny finches to charismatic eagles; and perennial favourites such as parrots, hummingbirds, and owls. 
Long-horned bee (Eucera longicorns)
Buglife announces the results of the National Bug Vote.
Alex Mustard has been awarded a MBE
Dr Alex Mustard has been awarded for his services to underwater photography.
For the first time in more than 140 years, a white-tailed eagle chick has successfully hatched in Orkney.
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