British wildlife

The vote for the UK's favourite nature writing is open until 25 January 2018
The public are being asked to vote for their top book about the natural world.
The young otter was found half a kilometre from the nearest river
The baby otter was rescued from a garden after getting lost in bad weather.  
Agri-environment schemes have resulted in an increase in some farmland birds
A new study monitors numbers of birds and shows an increase in some priority species.
The willow tit could be extinct in London
A recent publication reveals mixed fortunes for the capital’s avian population.
Lackford Lakes in the frost
Bundle up warm and see if you can spot any wildlife as you walk off your Christmas Day indulgence and blow away the cobwebs with a visit to a nature reserve.
There has been a 47 per cent range contraction since the early 1970s. Mike Toms from the BTO explains why. 
An Eurasian otter on the Isle of Mull, Scotland
Wild otters have individual dialects based on their region according to new research. 
Kittiwakes are now listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List
Following the latest revision of the IUCN Red List, the gull is now considered to be threatened with global extinction.
Eurasian otter
The five species to have their genomes sequenced, as decided by the public, have been revealed.
If you are new to the waders, then make it your business to learn the most common or easy to recognise species first. 
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