Health alert after parrot fever infects humans in Sweden

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Parrot fever is surging in Sweden, with 12 people infected this month alone, amid concerns that the outbreak could escalate. The flu-like disease – spread by wild birds including parakeets, of which there are many in Britain – can lead to severe pneumonia … Read more

Disappearance of golden eagle being treated as suspicious by police

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Michael Clarke, the chairman of the conservation group, said: “The disappearance of any golden eagle is extremely upsetting, but particularly when there is evidence to suggest that they have come to harm under suspicious circumstances. “The project’s translocated eagles have captured the hearts … Read more

How I found my flock: my love affair with bird watching

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Despite the 12,000-year shared history between the human and avian worlds, according to Tim Birkhead, a professor in behavioural ecology at Sheffield University and the author of Birds and Us, birdwatching is a very modern activity. Prior to the 20th century, it was … Read more

Pictured: Police round up runaway swan in bizarre ‘Hot Fuzz’ moment

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Police officers in Bath were called in to guide a lost swan out of the city centre in a scene reminiscent of the film Hot Fuzz.  The cygnet was seen wandering along the high street on Sunday, before it was escorted back to … Read more

Hamza: Strictly Birds of Prey, review: what a joy to see the Glitterball champ in his natural habitat

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE What to do with a Strictly winner? It’s an an age old question that has vexed the BBC over the years, often failing to capitalise on the surprise popularity of the winner of the coveted Glitterball. How else did Bill Bailey get stuck … Read more

The police were called because they mistook a screaming parrot for a screaming woman

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Red police raided the house after reports of a screaming woman – only to discover it was the owner’s chirping parrot. Officers rushed to Steve Wood’s property in three squad cars before realizing the sounds were coming from his yellow-necked Amazon parrot, Freddie. … Read more

A bird flu gene can help scientists predict which strains pose a risk to humans

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE An antiviral gene that prevents most strains of bird flu from jumping to humans has been identified, paving the way for scientists to predict which bird viruses might cause human outbreaks. The gene, called BTN3A3, is found in the lungs and upper respiratory … Read more

He beat it! Angry bird defends chickens from hungry cancer

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A bird was caught defending his chickens from a hungry crab in an angry confrontation in the US. Birdthe smallest tern native to North America has been photographed chasing a ghost crab out of its tiny chicks before feeding them freshly caught fish. … Read more

Cuckoos are running out of time as climate change desynchronizes the seasonal clocks

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Cuckoos are in danger because they cannot adjust their clock to keep up climate changenew research has shown. The birds are among the many species that migrate from sub-Saharan Africa to European breeding grounds in the spring. As spring conditions have started to … Read more

Plan to remove ‘unruly’ peacock feather ruffles from residents who want them to stay

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE But some now say they will calmly oppose efforts to take the birds to stately homes around the country. Dawn Smith, 31, said: “I love peacocks, they are a big part of life in this part of town and they don’t harm anyone. … Read more

Feeding the ducks in the park could mean a £100 fine

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The council could fine residents for feeding ducks in a park, saying the birds are “likely to be killed” by people’s generosity. Harrow Council, in North West London, wants to extend the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), which prevents people from feeding birds … Read more

Watch: The incredible moment a bird of prey attacks a drone in mid-air

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Dramatic footage captured the moment together kestrel attacks the drone and carries it in the air. A bird of prey is seen swooping down before grabbing the device and flying away with it. The drone was operated by Zhang Xue, a journalist filming … Read more

A bird ‘superhighway’ could become the first world heritage site of its kind

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE More than 155 species of international importance use the Flyway area, which stretches from the Humber to the Thames, a report found last year, with 29 using the east coast in “internationally important” numbers – meaning the wetlands are vital to their survival. … Read more

The first cases of a rare tick disease have been discovered in England

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Officials are ramping up testing for signs of tick-borne encephalitis and trying to detect any previously undiagnosed conditions. Dr Meera Chand, Deputy Director of the UK Health Safety Agency, said: “Our surveillance shows that tick-borne encephalitis virus is very rare in the UK … Read more

Fears Welsh bird licensing scheme ‘would lead to shooting ban’

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The Welsh Government plans to introduce a licensing scheme to regulate the release of wild birds. A 12-week consultation launched on Monday by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) on behalf of the Welsh Government proposes a licensing system for the release of pheasants and … Read more

A mouse apocalypse on the horizon for an island of rare seabirds

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Keith Springer, operations manager for the Mouse-Free Marion Project, said, “The need is urgent and clear for Marion Island’s globally important seabirds, which include the iconic wandering albatross, other albatrosses, petrels and prions. “Without immediate action, their continued existence on the island will … Read more

All That Breathes Review: Amazing Bird Rescue Documentary Rises to Potential Oscar Glory

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE There will be strong competition in the documentary category Oscars next month. Movies about volcanologists, Ukrainian orphans, Putin’s opponent Alexei Navalny, and photographer Nan Goldin’s crusade against the Sackler family are shortlisted with a rare and beautiful study from India. With subtlety and … Read more

A malnourished pigeon painted pink, rescued after allegedly being used at a gender reveal party

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A malnourished pigeon that was painted bright pink for an alleged gender reveal party has been rescued in New York. A pink-feathered king pigeon was discovered in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park showing signs of prolonged malnutrition despite being little more than a puppy. … Read more

Twitter has suspended the account of a bird charity after posts about woodpeckers

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A bird conservation charity was locked out of its Twitter account for eight days after posting several tweets about the ostrich. The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) was preparing for a national survey of the endangered wader before it was banned social media … Read more

Why the UK could settle for a frozen turkey this Christmas

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Others have warned that the financial risk posed by the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of avian influenza is such that farmers may not raise Christmas poultry next year because the risk of financial ruin is too high. “This year is ahead of us, … Read more

Fury as world’s fattest parrot banned from New Zealand’s bird of the year competition

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The New Zealand Bird of the Year competition has proved highly controversial over the years. The last election was full of irregularities – from the suspicious number of votes of Russians to neighboring Australians a blatant attempt to rig the competition. The current … Read more

The 20 best trees to plant in your garden all year round

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This conical evergreen tree produces masses of large, white, cup-shaped flowers with clusters of yellow stamens in the center. This tree is best planted in early spring in a sheltered area where the soil is moist during the summer and its roots are … Read more

Covid face masks cover up ‘devastating’ bird populations around the world

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE dr. Alex Bond, one of the researchers involved in the project, from the Natural History Museum in London, said human waste affecting avian wildlife was a “global issue”. “Once you start looking for these things, you’ll see them everywhere,” he told the BBC. … Read more

‘I feel whole again’: Owner overjoyed to be reunited with Flodder the ostrich

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE It was a moment of intense emotion when Flodder the ostrich was reunited with his owner after a seven-month separation. Nicknamed “the ostrich whisperer”, Wendy Adriaens, 40, owns the three-year-old male bird and keeps it at her animal rescue farm near Antwerp, Belgium. … Read more

Why we should all be worried about the vulture apocalypse

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Because of centuries of bad press, experts say African vultures have never been a well-funded research area like elephants or rhinos. But the work of a handful of naturalists in Kenya offers clues about the consequences of their decline. A paper published earlier … Read more

20 best trees you can plant in your garden for year-round interest

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This conical evergreen tree gives clusters of large, white cup-shaped flowers with clusters of yellow anthers in the middle. This tree is best planted in early spring in a sheltered place where the soil is moist in summer and its roots are protected … Read more

20 best trees you can plant in your garden for year-round interest

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This conical evergreen tree creates clusters of large, white cup-shaped flowers with clusters of yellow anthers in the middle. This tree is best planted in early spring in a sheltered place where the soil is moist in summer and its roots are protected … Read more

Close the beak: an angry greenhorn will fight the wrong bird

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Paul Sawer, a 50-year-old photographer from Saxmundham, Suffolk, said: “Dannock was just standing on the railing and a pinch approached the bouquet with his head down, his wings raised and his beak open, which is a dangerous posture. “The bitch faced the finch … Read more

The ‘Lord God’ bird may not be extinct, concluding a three-year search for an elusive bird

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Mr Latta said the size and markings of the bird in the pictures were strong evidence that it was not another beetle, such as its most similar relative, the red-headed or red-headed beetle. “It strengthened me that yes, this bird exists, and it … Read more

20 best trees you can plant in your garden for year-round interest

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This conical evergreen tree creates clusters of large, white cup-shaped flowers with clusters of yellow anthers in the middle. This tree is best planted in early spring in a sheltered place where the soil is moist in summer and its roots are protected … Read more

How to prevent your pet cat from killing birds in the garden

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The battle between cat owners and wildlife lovers is eternal. People love domestic cats, cats love to kill birds, people love birds. This is a cycle without end. While the cat population is booming (according to the RSPCA, there are about 10.8 million … Read more

20 best trees you can plant in your garden for year-round interest

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This conical evergreen tree yields clusters of large, white cup-shaped flowers with clusters of yellow anthers in the middle. This tree is best planted in early spring in a sheltered place where the soil is moist in summer and its roots are protected … Read more

Rare hawks once feared to kidnap young children are returning to the stage across Europe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The fact that it is a carnivore, not a predator, means that we can work with farmers, foresters and hunters without encountering the strong opposition you have when dealing with animals such as lynx and bears, wolves and golden eagles. “ When the … Read more

A gloomy Christmas for female slaves after a “disastrous” breeding season

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Christmas robin traditionally brings joy on gloomy winter days. But this year, after a “disastrous” breeding season, they will be harder to spot in gardens, warns the British Ornithological Fund. The cold, wet spring meant the birds were bred later and many of … Read more

The best binoculars to buy for bird watching

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Z bird watching and butterfly watching more popular than ever, many will be getting ready for the first time – and where better to start than with binoculars? They are essential for bird and butterfly watching hidden in the trees, and models with … Read more

Bird lovers have been urged to regularly clean their garden feeders to avoid infection with the deadly bird flu

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Bird flu can cause birds to stumble, their necks to twist, and their heads to swell. It causes a similar reaction to other influenza viruses in humans and has caused dozens of cases, mostly in Asia. Christine Middlemiss, Britain’s chief veterinarian, told the … Read more

Sweeping in court over “planting dead pigeons in party chimneys”

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The court said two chimney sweeps planted dead birds and old nests in customers ’smoke ducts to charge for their removal. The couple is also accused of “charging their clients too much”, selling them unnecessary chimney covers and leaving work unfinished. Martin Price, … Read more

Should we stop feeding wild birds in the garden?

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE “Scientists have been wondering for years why big and blue tits are enlarging, while swamp and willow are not,” explains the co-author of the article, Dr. Alex Lees. “Because they are less dominant than blue and great tits, they have developed some useful … Read more

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