Archive of: Birds Wildlife

  • The humble House Sparrow

    The humble House Sparrow

    House sparrows may not be the most colourful bird in the UK, or the most impressive singer, but they’ve long been one of our favourites, because they live in such close proximity to people. Their friendly little faces are a common sight in many parks and gardens

  • Beaks in Action

    Beaks in Action

    Beak and bill are names for the same hard, pointed part of a bird’s mouth

  • ​Wheatear at Rye Harbour

    ​Wheatear at Rye Harbour

    With spring just around the corner, one of the birds that will be arriving on the reserve in early March is the Wheatear.

  • Curlew at Rye Harbour

    Curlew at Rye Harbour

    The sound of the Curlew is distinctive and reminds me of remote parts of Britain….

  • Window on Wildlife: garden birds

    Window on Wildlife: garden birds

    The uplifting role that wildlife plays in our lives has become more vital than ever. We’re in the middle of winter, but there are plenty of birds to be seen. This guide will help you identify some of the feathered friends you’re most likely to see - and hear - from home.

  • 12 Snipe Drumming

    12 Snipe Drumming

    The festive carol ‘Twelve days of Christmas’ states that on the final day, a dozen drummers were drumming. In the avian world, those ‘drummers’ are most likely to be Common Snipe

  • Bittern's Got Talent

    Bittern's Got Talent

    Bitterns were driven to extinction in the UK. By restoring their reedbed habitats, there are now more than 160.

  • Birds in winter Q&A

    Birds in winter Q&A

    A little ‘Birds in Winter’ Q&A with Charlotte Owen, WildCall Officer

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