Finding Out About… Greylag Geese

“The bird that came back” Latin name – anser anser The Greylag Goose, the former “Grey Goose” of the Fenlands, is the ancestor of our domestic farmyard goose.  Before the widespread drainage of the East Anglian Fens, it had nested as far south as Cambridgeshire, but by the beginning of the 19th century, its breeding… Read More

Finding Out About… Wrens

Latin name: Troglodytes troglodytes, which means “cave dweller” in English Image by This familiar species is listed by the BTO as the UK’s commonest breeding bird, with c11 million breeding pairs, and was known to my mother as Jenny Wren.  The wren has had a very wide range of regional and folk names – at… Read More