• Birds on ships and Birch Bashing

    We have had many reports of swans on their own, which triggers queries about whether they can be found a mate or whether they can cope on their own. These are often birds chased away from their parents' territory. They are fine and they can find their own mates.

    These birds are turning up in gardens, which can be a surprise. Many are released into the wild for shooting so there are millions of them…

    • 22 Nov 2010
  • Waxwings Galore

    Waxwings are arriving in large numbers this autumn. The numbers that come to the UK vary each year depending on food availability and this year looks like a good one for seeing them. Most sightings are on the east coast of Scotland as this is first land fall for them but they have spread to other areas. Nick Moran, from the British Trust for Ornithology, said: ‘Normally there’s a pattern of arrival. They are usually…

    • 8 Nov 2010