Finding Out About… Robins

Image: Jim Stevenson Robins in Fact and Fiction I suspect that most people in the UK know what an adult Robin looks like, but from my experience most do not understand that young Robins do not have red breasts.  The situation is not helped as Christmas cards will often depict a family of Robins with… Read More

Finding Out About… Red Kites

Image: Michael Brace, CC BY 2.0 A Red Kite wheels over our back garden.  So, what is unusual about that I hear you say?  Let me tell you a story, which I will call “The Kite’s Tale”. During the Middle Ages the Red Kite was valued in the City of London, as it fed on human… Read More

Finding Out About… Cormorants

Friends volunteer, popular guide and bird expert Trevor Gunton introduces the first in a series of informative articles written during lockdown and shared originally with our volunteers. Image: Sunny, CC BY 2.0 There be Pelicans breeding at Paxton Pits! Yes, its true, Cormorants are members of the Pelican family, Latin name Phalacrocorax. Two sub-species breed… Read More